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Thread: Getting Corners to Match Up

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    I have been trying to get my corner to match up..I try for awhile and then give up. I try again 2 or 3 mos later. I have been doing this for a year and a half. Is there something I can buy that would help me match the corners. I have ripped out so many times I had to throw the material away. If you have an idea please let me know. My husband says, I should just give up! I have a Pfaff machine and went out and bought a Singer thinking it would help. Was I wrong!

    Thank you
    Okiegal29

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    Senior Member QUILT4JOY's Avatar
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    What do you mean when you say corners. Can you post a pic? Don't give up. :thumbup:

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    I have not tried it but some use a dot of school glue and then line up the blocks. You might go to YouTube and find a Tutorial for beginners that show how to line up your blocks. Hope this helps

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    Cutting precisely and accurate piercing. Maybe do a search here for 1/4" seams, lots of good advice on maintaning an accurate seam :D:D:D

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    I always pin my blocks, making sure the 1/4" seams butt up against each other. Please post a pic so that we can really help you! Do you have a local quilt shop you can go to for help?

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I pin my blocks too. That is the only way I can match the seams up. Even then mine don't always match perfectly, but from a distance it is close enough. :)

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    When I make four squares and sew them together then make four more and sew the roll together the corners don't match up

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    One of our guest speakers at a guild meeting said she presses her seams open instead of to one side and she lines up the seams and pins just a couple threads past the seam. She goes real slow as she approaches the seam and once she sews across it, she pulls out the pin. At that point the seam is locked in place.

    She passed around some of her quilts and her corners were perfect. Not even a thread off. So I tried her technique and I am getting closer. Some of my seams are spot on and some are pretty close. That's good enough for me!

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    Don't give up, google 'matching seams' and you will get plenty of examples on how to do it. Here one http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Mat...tches-64331734

    Is this the type of thing your after?

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    I pin my seams to keep them in place so they will match up at the end. I sometimes have a piece that is a little larger than the other. In that case I "big bottom" it. That means the larger piece goes on the bottom and as it feeds into the machine it will smooth it out and they will end together.

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