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Thread: Dream Seamer

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever used a Dream Seamer the help with marking 1/4" seams?

    Go down to the middle of the page below - to see what I am talking about

    http://www.mimidolls.com/DCC-Techniq...e/template.htm

    Is it just used for marking pattern pieces, or do you think you could use it to mark seams on fabric before sewing?

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    you should be able to use it with fabric just use a pencil or other marking tool that is meant to write on fabric

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    I actually have one and have never even opened the package. I thought I would use it when doing applique by hand and I haven't had time to do any since I bought the Dream Seamer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Has anyone ever used a Dream Seamer the help with marking 1/4" seams?

    Go down to the middle of the page below - to see what I am talking about

    http://www.mimidolls.com/DCC-Techniq...e/template.htm

    Is it just used for marking pattern pieces, or do you think you could use it to mark seams on fabric before sewing?


    Hi June,

    I've seen something similar to this. If you're using patterns that don't have the 1/4 added to them you may find this very useful.

    Mostly in the past, we've had a pattern either on paper or cardboard or plastic that did not include seam allowance. You would lay down the pattern on the back of the fabric and draw around the pattern with pencil and then cut out....approximately 1/4 or whatever you wanted..the seam allowance to be. With this you can draw around the pattern and have a more perfect 1/4 line drawn for the cutting line.

    I haven't had a need for this time of notion in doing the quilting or sewing that I've completed.

    I can think of many other notions and tools to spend my money on, but that is just MHO.

    Pam M

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    It is used a lot in hand stitching quilts. It makes a perfect line to sew by. Should work just as well for applique when there is no seam allowance.
    I used one a lot when I learned to hand sew quilt pieces. Thought it would be boring but it isn't. Very relaxing.

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    I've used them several times, have about three of them, LOL!

    I found them most helpful for the Drunkards Path block, the clam shell, and other shapes which I might cut with a template, to mark both the cutting line and the sewing line.

    The template needs some depth to it, like the thickness of our acrylic cutting rulers, to really make the seamer easy to use.

    Jan in VA

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    I bought one years ago when all we had was very thin template plastic. I didn't really enjoy using it. With a thick template, it would be fine. I also have a 1/4 inch stick that is great for straight lines.

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    Yes, many times. I always use it when I am hand piecing a block with curved seams. It adds the perfect seam allowance
    to my fabric using the plastic template edge as a guide. Have fun and enjoy!

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