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Thread: Help Please on corners

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    Super Member Jenniky's Avatar
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    Im working on a new square pattern called Farmers daughter. I am having trouble with puffy puckers where Im suppose to inset the squares.. can anyone refer me to a visual aide link or tut for sewing these squares in properly?? I appreciate any and all comments..Thanks

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    I always mark the seams at the Y corners, so I know exactly where to stop and backstitch. Stop just before (couple of threads) you get to the intersection and backstitch.

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    probably if you go to youtube and search for Y-seams or set in seams

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    Thank you both..found some videos on You Tube that were helpful and it showed the marking technique. Back to work on my square...after I take out the puffy ones..of course. LOL

    Thanks again

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    I love your color choices for the block. If you over stitch even one stitch from the other side you will get a bubble. Better to be a little short. If you backstitch it will hold just fine and after pressing the diagonal seam open it will lay flat.

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    Thanks Bizy, Im lovin the fabric and I'm really looking forward to seeing this table runner as a finished product. I didnt think to press the diagonal seam open. I still been gettin a lil puff..that is probably why...unless Im directed I have been pressing towards the dark fabric. Will post some pictures when I get it completed :)

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    glad you got help --- and I LOVE the pattern and the fabric you chose!!!!

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    Jen, this tutorial by Kaye Woods looks good to me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLkHfcuNzCA

    Good luck!

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    Thank you again ladies for all your help posting pics of my finished square and also the pressed side of my Y seam now that I have incorporated all your great help and watch the youtube videos... Im very please..have two more squares to make than I will be ready to put the table runner together. Will post the final pic when its done :)

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    start with a sharp pencil and a ruler...draw your 1/4" lines on all of the pieces to be joined...that way you know where to start/stop (right on the x where the seams cross...do not sew into the next seam allowance) also, if you start at the (inner) corner and stitch -out- to the edge you will have better luck.
    your blocks are beautiful!

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