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Thread: Easing mismatched seams

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    Easing mismatched seams

    I am working on a group project right now and the poor thing is a bit out of square and I can't just cut off a bit or I'd lose someone's points. So I thought I'd ask on the forum about easing seams.

    What is the most you have ever eased (without having a wavy seam)?

    On one side I am dealing with 1/2" overage - the other direction is 1" too short.
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    If you are easing/repositioning a whole row or column, I have adjusted for a full inch or so. But the smaller the length, the less you have to work with.

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    Yikes!

    Which is why I avoid group projects.

    I have heard of people actually taking a block apart and reconstructimg it. Don't know where you will find an extra inch of fabric, thoigh.

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    Oh there is no fixing this one at the source. I am #3 in the rotation and the first row is off. It really doesn't look bad - just when you fold it ......
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    What about hiding the short side with lace trim or ric-rack gee I don't know.......good luck

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    Stretch and squish as much as you can???? Generally, baggy fabric on the bottom - against the feed dogs. Stretch the bejeezus out of the short elements???? Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    Stretch and squish as much as you can???? Generally, baggy fabric on the bottom - against the feed dogs. Stretch the bejeezus out of the short elements???? Good luck.
    This is exactly what I was going to say but I really like NJ Quilter's verbiage!!!
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    wow. hum....... good luck.


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    I'll give the stretching and squishing a go. Will report back how much success I had.
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    I've been sitting here puzzling this problem out and have no solution for ya.
    But this is one of the reasons I quit doing round robins unless I knew exactly who was doing it with me in my group. I've got too many unfinished ones that I didn't particularly like and gave up on.

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