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Thread: Ironing over 1/4" edge on 1" strips - HELP

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    Ironing over 1/4" edge on 1" strips - HELP

    These are strips for sashing and are already cut to 6" lengths!
    There MUST be an easier way than drawing a line on each one or trying to push the edge over a flat metal ruler - Ouch!
    Anybody got a simple way? Thanks!
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    If they are sashing arent you going to sew them to something like a block with 1/4" seam? Not sure how younare using these. Maybe sashing for a QAYG?

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    Here is a printable folding template that may help you. http://scientificseamstress.blogspot...-download.html
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    Thanks very much, Auntie! I've tried making one of those out of heat resistant template plastic. Works somewhat but I think it the narrow 1/4" that's the bummer! But a useful tool to bookmark!

    Snip, yes you do sew the raw edges to the blocks for the top ... Best if you see the tute by Kimberly here on the board:
    QAYG that Kimberly uses :-)
    You need to hand stitch the folded edge over on the back (I reversed Kimberley"s so the hand stitching is on the back of the quilt).
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    I machine stitch 1/4 inch from the edge (like stay stitching) - then press - using the stitched line as a guide -

    I frequently do this for hems - like on pillowcases, too.

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    make the seam allowance wider, press the larger allowance, then trim to 1/4"
    Nancy in western NY

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    Kitsie - will you need to fold over both long edges? If so, maybe something like this will help http://scientificseamstress.blogspot...r-nothing.html
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    Bear, that sounds lie the best solution - doesn't matter if the stitching stays there really if I applique nicely.
    Thought of that too Nancy, but already had cut the strips to 1" and Auntie, its only the one side of one of the two strips. Thanks, ladies! Think I will do Bear's way!
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    I just tried it without thread in the needle! Works great with no puckers! May try a bigger needle, but I'm very happy!

    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I machine stitch 1/4 inch from the edge (like stay stitching) - then press - using the stitched line as a guide -

    I frequently do this for hems - like on pillowcases, too.
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
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    I like the stitching idea too!!

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