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Thread: curvemaster experiences

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    Super Member Lilrain's Avatar
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    Anyone with any experience using the curvemaster foot for piecing curved seams?

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+master&u=&s=0
    There are several threads about this I added the link some love it!

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    Does this help?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iso3C-G0Q_8

    I have the curvemaster but always have to look at the video before I use it.

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    Just finishe making a drunkard's path quilt with baticks. I don't pin except when I start.

    I sew one inch from the bottom. Stop. And then sew one inch starting at the top working my way to where the bottom is. I do place my fabric the way they show in the above mentioned video.

    Sew slowly and stretch the top part...the pie not the crust...so it with fits the curve. Never a problem with the edges matching.

    Have the curve master but never use it.

    Works like a charm!!

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    I just pin pin pin. I saw it demo'd at a quilt show and was seriously considering buying one until I found out you need a special adapter for it on Berninas. I don't mind pinning so I figured it was just another expensive gadget I really didn't need.

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    I bought one at a quilt show - never used it yet - haven't made any curves blocks yet. (but I wanted the gadget you know! :( )

    I did see Nancy on tv and she emphasized having the top part (pie) lifted up not necessarily 'stretched'. Looked simple enough - still haven't tried it.

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    Thanks everyone. i did look at the youtube demo. I need tweezers

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Does this help?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iso3C-G0Q_8

    I have the curvemaster but always have to look at the video before I use it.
    Watched the video, looks like a great tool to have! Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azam
    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Does this help?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iso3C-G0Q_8

    I have the curvemaster but always have to look at the video before I use it.
    Watched the video, looks like a great tool to have! Thanks for posting.
    Wonder why it does not come with the tweezers since you really need them

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    After watching the Curvemaster video a few times, I figured out how to use a vintage quilting foot (has very short toes) to sew Drunkard's Path blocks without any pinning. It worked pretty well, but there's no guide on the quilting foot that keeps the curved edges even and lined up.

    I broke down and got the Curvemaster and I was thrilled to find that the foot almost sews the pieces together by itself. That thing is really slick and if you're making a big quilt, it saves an incredible amount of time - no pinning, nice even seam allowance, and it only took about six or eight practice blocks to get the hang of it. It's so fast!

    I have suitable tweezers, but I don't use them much. If you position your fingers right, you can gradually pull the top fabric around and force it to line up correctly until just the last few stitches.

    Rather than picking up the tweezers, I allow that last quarter-inch of seam allowance to go a little bit wonky - the blocks have to be squared up, anyway and that little bit at the end of each seam doesn't seem to have any effect on how the block lies. And it will be hidden in the next seam allowance when you sew the blocks together. :)

    Elizabeth

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