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Thread: Hand sewing Octagon blocks-

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    Hand sewing Octagon blocks-

    Hello all..I have been given a partially completed hand sewn quilt top and am trying to complete it..its several octagon blocks that with background form a flower..but I am having trouble getting the to lay flat..anyone have experience or can give me tips..I would appreciate any tips-
    Diana
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    Do a search on Kaye Woods grandmother's flowergarden. She has a great video on how to sew them using a machine. But you could also do it by hand. Watched it last night. Great info.

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    I am making a Grandmothers Flower Garden for a wedding gift. I am sewing them on my machine. I start sewing a quarter inch from one end of the hexagon and stop a quarter inch from the other end. You can do the same thing hand sewing. Once you have completed sewing, press the flower. Mine are perfect every time with no puckers. I am making mine a queen size and every flower is a different color. It is turning out beautiful!!!

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    thanks will check it out now-

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    this top is 3/4 done so I am having to attach to what she has done...I am almost finished with a clamshell..and boy the sixe of thee seam is very important!!

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