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Thread: Keeping fabric edges together on long seams

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    Senior Member humbird's Avatar
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    Been doing that for years, and yes it does work. I don't "stretch" the fabric. Just hold it in each hand to guide it. Guess I just thought everyone did it that way!

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    I'm a "holder", not a "pinner" too and have always done it because it saves time. I do a minimal amount of pinning when I'm sewing garments - mostly when inserting sleeves so that I can get the ease required.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    It's Sew Easy showed this technique, said it's how they do it for commercial products because it's faster and more efficient. I've got an old Pfaff with IDT which pretty much does the same thing. I still put in a reminder pin to slow down if I think a seam I'm going over may be stitched down in the wrong direction.

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    I use Elmer's Washable School Glue ......... glue, sew and when the quilt is finished wash. No stretch, edge is even.
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    I am not sure what you mean. How do you hold both ends of a 40" strip while you sew??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty quilter View Post
    I am not sure what you mean. How do you hold both ends of a 40" strip while you sew??
    You would be holding two strips, not one. To sew two strips together, you would be holding one strip in one hand and the other strip in the other hand.

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    that is exactly how ALL of your clothing you buy are sewn. I worked one summer making Carter's Children's wear... you should see those older ladies who have been there forever whipping thru those seams...

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    I'm guessing this is only for sewing strips and not borders?

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    Would this work for the Jelly Roll Race Quilts?
    Bev
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    i do this method on long quilt pieces, too. i just never gave it any thought. sometimes we just stumble into things, give it a "name" and share it.

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