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Thread: Seams that intersect perfectly

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    One of the reasons I have not gone to pressing both seams to one side is this......it takes too much thinking to get the NEXT seam to be going in the opposite direction! I tried this method with the bearpaw quilt I made cuz I was making that for someone who was actually paying me to do it so I thought it should be done "right"...well, about two squares into it...I gave up on it...I had seams going every which direction and could NEVER match them up!

    Do what is comfortable for you to do and whatever works to make your seams match. ....thats about the only advice I can give you.

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    I like your advice Patsy. I have always wondered what would be wrong with pressing them open. Will give it try on next quilt. No quilting police right :!:

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    Not in my house! LOL It just works for me so I do it that way...I'm not saying I NEVER have a wonky interesection but if I pin it is about 90%!

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    sorry ... i've been in a trance ... what were we talking about? :lol:

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    I pin all the joins with two pronged pins and leave them there and sew very slowly over them... comes out OK!

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    After pressing seams in opposite directions, have the seam allowance that faces UP on the TOP if at all possible. Saw this hint on Fons and Porter, and it has helped me ever since. It somehow helps the seams "lock" together tighter.

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    The seams are supposed to intersect perfectly??!! Uh oh! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    The seams are supposed to intersect perfectly??!! Uh oh! :D
    Not in my world! :lol:

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    I saw a segment on QNN for the occasional seam that just would not match up.
    She used 1/2 inch scotch tape. taping half on one side and the other on the other side so that both seams came togather on the wrong side, then folded the taped pieces in half so the tape formed a 1/4 inch seam allowance. It was a perfect way to match a seam.

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    I have found that if the top seam is facing the needle and the bottom seam is facing me, when it is sewn it will cuddle together and the feeddogs are pulling the bottom piece toward the back while the top piece is pulled toward me. It is kinda like physics or something. It does really help. Hope this is clearer than mud. :P

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