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Thread: I need to stop stressing about this

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    Super Member julia58's Avatar
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    Just chalk it up to the "Hoosier in ya", one of the stories about the meaning of Hoosier's is, "a hoosier will always do a good job."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I am working on a top and was having trouble getting my seams to stay lined up. So I started doing the glue, which is helping. Well now, when I get a row stitched, I take off my glasses and look realllllly close to make sure my seams are lined up. WHY am I doing that? If I can't see it without my nose an inch away, why does it matter?? I am stuck in this anal mode worrying about my seams being one thread off and I know it's stupid yet I keep doing it.

    And I ripped out two areas to line up the seams better. One was pretty bad though-from before I was using the glue.
    Glue - great stuff. DOESN'T WORK WHEN YOU TRY TO PRESS SEAMS OPEN! Don't ask me how I know that!

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    Oh my dear Gale, I wish I was close enough to visit you and I'd hide your seam ripper for even THINKING about re-doing seams that are a bit wonky. Friends don't let friends rip out wonky seams!

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    Do you use starch? Ever since I started using HEAVY starch my seams are
    much much better. Give it a try and I'm pretty sure you won't need any glue
    for piecing.

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    Relax and enjoy quilting no one is perfect!

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    I will rip twice and if I can't get the seams to line up, I just go on. I find if I match them up and put a pin in front of the seam line it stays lined up. I wouldn't have the patience to wait for glue to dry. Starch just builds up on the iron and I haven't used it in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    Starch just builds up on the iron and I haven't used it in years.
    Not if you do it right. After applying the starch I let it soak for at least 30
    mins but very often overnight in a ziploc in the fridge. When I'm ready to
    iron and if the fabric is too wet I roll it a towel then press with a cloth on top
    until I get all the steam out...then remove the ironing cloth and finish
    ironing. Might not be for everyone but it saves me from a lot of grief.
    If ever I get a bit of starch on the iron I wipe it with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

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    I just clean the starch off the iron with vinegar. Works like a charm.

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    I think you are right.

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    I've read in other threads about using glue but I thought that was for applique. How will glue help line up seams :?:

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