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Thread: Diamond blocks don't match at seams

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    Pattern calls for cutting 6" strips at a 60 degree angle. But then I can't get them to match up at the seams. This is a pattern from Fons & Porter magazine and it tells you to do the pinch test to make sure they line up in case you have to make a wider seam. Please can someone help me because if you pinch in the center, the blocks are cockeyed.

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    Can you please post a picture for us? It really helps us if we have a visual :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Can you please post a picture for us? It really helps us if we have a visual :D:D:D
    yes, picture please! I think this is one of those patterns where you have to off set the pieces to get them to line up when sewn, but would have to see it to be sure :roll:

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    I have enough trouble with basic seam matches sometimes.. I haven't gotten daring enough to try diamonds... I'll be watching

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    ditto ... for the picture, please!

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    Diamonds don't match at the seams unless you have them exact and then they only match at the exact quarter inch where they cross.

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    When working with fabric that you are cutting at an angle, I always starch and iron fabric first. This keeps that bias edges from stretching, somewhat. With diamonds the seams will bypass each other when you put two together as someone else mentioned. To get them in the proper position, you let the seams lines form an X and put in a pin at the 1/4 inch seam line. Open up your pieces, checking the points and if needed re-pin the sew.

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