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Thread: Sewing 2-1/2 inch strips evenly

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    Somewhere I saw a tutorial on how to sew these strips together so it compensated for the sometimes inconsistant 2-1/2 inch. I think it involved measuring in 2-1/4 inch from the left side of the strip to your needle instead of the right. That way your strip sets came out the right size as it was the seam that was variable, such as the top strip had 1/4 inch while the bottom might only have 1/8 inch material. I know I am not explaining it clearly, but if anyone can understand my blathering, and remembers this tutorial, please put me out of my misery and remind me where I can access it. Thank you soooo much!

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    I have also read ....to prevent that "bend" or swerve when sewing strips together, as you are joining strips, start at opposite end as the previous strip. Hope that makes sense.

    Wanted to add - I have tried this and it DOES work!!

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    we will surf and see if we can find the link for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    I have also read ....to prevent that "bend" or swerve when sewing strips together, as you are joining strips, start at opposite end as the previous strip. Hope that makes sense.

    Wanted to add - I have tried this and it DOES work!!
    Thanks, I have read that too and you are right, it does work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
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    OH thank you soooo much!

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    OH my GOODNESS! That is it!!!

    Thank you sooooooo much!

    You guys are wonderful!

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    Wasn't this a tip that Debbie Umphress posted a few days ago too? :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Thank you for posting this link, the visual really helps :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
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    OH thank you soooo much!
    Ahhhhh! So that's where I first saw it! 8-) Brain hiccup I guess.... :roll:

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