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Thread: Your take on Piecing with Interfacing?

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    Hey Izy- what I do with the foundation is make it into squares that work easy for me (I am a lazy quilter) :) So on my block of 16 inch interfacing (I said 20 inch earlier, which is for my 5 inch blocks)... so anyway, on the 16 inches of fusible interfacing, bumpy side up... I form my 'frame' of 2 inch borders and then fill in the center with 9 - four inch x four inch blocks. Then iron them all onto the interfacing... sew all the intersections together- if you notice bumps then you can cut slits in the back seams to help them lay flat. To join the blocks together, I just match the seams together and sew them up.... very fast and easy... If you want a hands on of my rambling, let me know and I'll throw one in your box. Trust me, you will love doing this. :):):)

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    Help Cathy I am having a serious 'vacant' moment lol!!

    Just can't 'get' it - how do you join the seams if its stuck down????.......dumb me or what :lol: :lol:

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    Hang on.....did you hear a penny drop.....

    Do you join all the blocks and sashings together first.....then iron them to the interfacing.......... no?????........ guess what I heard was echos of laughter......tee hee!!

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    Cathy, if I'm understanding this right - this is cool! Now let's see if I'm getting it right :-)

    Interfacing fusible side up
    blocks laid side by side, butted against each other, right side up on top of fusible side of interfacing and fuse down
    fold blocks, right sides together, lining them up
    sew 1/4" in from the folded edge on the interfacing side
    slit fold of interfacing if the seam is too bumpy

    Am I on the right track? Tell me now, cuz' I've gotta try this! :mrgreen: I'm looking at doing a 'ribbon' border (3 piece blocks) for my Broken Lone Star quilt, and this method sounds like just the ticket for all of those bias edge seams.

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    Goofy Izy- you can't be more goofy than me.... I work night shift and so now I'm just about done for the 'day' hahhaaha.... am attaching a before and after picture of the blocks. After the blocks have been individually sewn, then I pin the blocks together just like a patchwork quilt...

    the block after the fabric has been ironed onto the fusible interfacing
    Name:  Attachment-8793.jpe
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    Roben, now I get it....as long as you are absolutely spot on with the alignment of the blocks etc....right????

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    Oh heck I am sure making a big fool out of myself today.....too much chatting at the meeting has fuddled my brain - lol!!

    Only one picture cathy ........still not getting it.....tee hee!! now....lets take this real slllloooooowwwwwwlllllllyyyyyy........... :wink:

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    And here is the block after I've sewn the intersections...

    after I've sewn the intersections..
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    Cathy....I admire you patience.....have you got a picture of the back?????

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    and here is the back of the sewn block...

    the back of the sewn block
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