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Thread: GFG practice piece - Advice?

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    Senior Member LLWinston44's Avatar
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    GFG practice piece - Advice?

    Still have another row of black for the outer path (path?) I did the ladder stitch, but there are lots of gaps, in my opinion. Also, there were a couple times where when I did one side, and then went to sew the other side, it didnt line up exactly. I went ahead and manipulated it to work, but Im thinking it made puckers. I haven't pressed any of it since I cut it... Am I supposed it at some point??

    Thanks in advance. I want to get everything right before I start on "the" big project!
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    I have never done one so am not the one to give you advice. I think yours looks great!

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    It looks great. A little starch and pressing should get rid of the puckers. I have a few of those sometimes too.

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    For hexagons I did english paper piecing because the fabric folds nicely around the paper. Also I used a overcast stitch. The more stitches you make, the better it looks.
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    I love the way the block looks.

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    Beautiful purple! I do alot of EPP and I use smaller stitches like Recurver recommended and I also make sure I go completely into that corner and knot off before turning down the next side. The tuck might be because you didn't get the fabric completely folder around the paper smoothly. Just my thoughts.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I think you can fix those spaces easily by running your needle horizontally back and forth between the vertical layers of fabric to bring the adjoining pieces exactly together. Love your colors!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Did you do very tiny ladder stitching picking up one thread from each side. No matter how much you try sizes do sometimes vary. I join the ends stitch one end ind pin the other them make rest too fit. Pressing is something that was not done I was told very often because of the difficulty of warming an iron and also this was an evening occupation with husband and ironing not don at that time in many homes.
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    All of the above are great suggestions....be sure your paper hexies are all the same size
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    looks good to me. Haven't done a GFG but still looks good!

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