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Thread: Setting out a square in a diamond.

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    I'm wondering how everyone else lays out the triangles and square to make sure they're lined up and centred? Do you eyeball it or mark each centre?

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    Well the best thing to do is mark the Center. Depending on the project, sometimes I mark and sometime I eyeball it. :)

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    I finger press my pieces. I fold the square in half and finger press. Then I fold the triangle in half and finger press. Then I line up the "fold" lines and sew.

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    Yes, if I mark, it is usually by finger pressing the fold, sometimes I will put a tiny pencil mark in the seam line or even a pin depending on the situation

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    I also finger press each piece and then line them up by the creases

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    I always mark it.

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    I mark it. If I don't...none will be the same. :?

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    I use Fons and Porters triangle end trimmers, than I just line up the edges and have perfect blocks every time. Doesn't take any longer than finger pressing as I trim as I cut out the pieces :wink:

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    Thanks :-)

    I have a whole lot to make up for the blue and yellow swap, and was wondering how everyone did it.

    I've eyeballed it in the past, but it's not a good enough match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I use Fons and Porters triangle end trimmers, than I just line up the edges and have perfect blocks every time. Doesn't take any longer than finger pressing as I trim as I cut out the pieces :wink:
    i use these too. i find it to be the fastest method

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