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Thread: How to piece curves??

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I made the Wheel of Mystery from the John Flynn kit and it's really easy so don't be intimidated. Just follow the suggestions in the kit for sewing the pieces together. I can't remember exactly what it says but I know I didn't do a lot of pinning. As long as you match the notches the rest will match up.
    Great!!!!! Thanks so much-- that makes me feel better-- do you think there is a way to combine two kits to make a bed quilt?

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    Match the notches pin and pin the ends, tent it with your fingers. It should fall together. Lay it under the needles and proceed at a slow to medium speed. I use my 1/4 foot to keep my line straight.

    I am doing that Judy Niemyer Wedding Star...with that I pin the entire curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salemmm
    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    I made the Wheel of Mystery from the John Flynn kit and it's really easy so don't be intimidated. Just follow the suggestions in the kit for sewing the pieces together. I can't remember exactly what it says but I know I didn't do a lot of pinning. As long as you match the notches the rest will match up.
    Great!!!!! Thanks so much-- that makes me feel better-- do you think there is a way to combine two kits to make a bed quilt?
    I don't see why not. You just have more blocks to arrange. Good luck!

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    i pin drunkards path blocks and some don't. i match the centers of the "pie" piece and the 'arc" piece, pin. then match the ends and pin.then pin in between. works fine for me.
    some use the curve master foot.

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    I tried that curve master foot, and could never get the hang of it, so I now sew drunkard paths, and curves without pinning. I sew very slowly taking only 3 or 4 stitches at a time, using my 1/4" foot, I very carefully manuver both pieces of fabric in opposite directions. All this without pulling or stretching either piece. Must say it is a lot easier than pinning each piece, and 99% of the time they come out perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaHen
    I tried that curve master foot, and could never get the hang of it, so I now sew drunkard paths, and curves without pinning. I sew very slowly taking only 3 or 4 stitches at a time, using my 1/4" foot, I very carefully manuver both pieces of fabric in opposite directions. All this without pulling or stretching either piece. Must say it is a lot easier than pinning each piece, and 99% of the time they come out perfect.
    I borrowed one from a friend to try out and I couldn't get the hang of it either.

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