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Thread: I Hate Piecing

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    Great colors, I hope you can persevere, it will make a lovely quilt.

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    Love the colour combination. Hang in there.

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    Quilting is all about piecing and it's all about that perfect 1/4" seam.Pin beginning top and bottom and you will always match.We all try to improve our skills and don't let that easy rail fence make you use the HATE word again.....

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    Did you press the seems of the first and second row in different directions? That should help making them snuggle nicely up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thusnelda
    Did you press the seems of the first and second row in different directions? That should help making them snuggle nicely up.
    Yes I did. That was one of the first things I learned about sending it in different directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caliquocat
    Great colors, I hope you can persevere, it will make a lovely quilt.
    Oh I will persevere! I'm not a quitter. Maybe I was just tired from having cut, ironed and sewed so much this week.

    I'm a new sewer let alone a new quilter.

    I have no choice but to persevere. I have enough strips cut and sewed in rows of three to make at least three different rail fence quilt tops.

    Hopefully by the time I do all of these I will be wondering why I thought it was a time of "hating" something a few months back. :lol: :lol:

    To be honest I've never understood why anyone wants to take perfectly good fabric and cut it up into little pieces only to sew it again. Kinda like why anyone would take a little white ball, hit it, and chase after it as they do in golf.

    I decided to find out what the fascination is all about regaring pieceing hence here I am.

    I've always loved a challange and I have never given up or quit at something I try.

    Every reason I had to take this block a part a few times just to get it to line up. I'm just not a quitter.

    If I can take a computer apart and put it back together and it still working I surely can learn to take cut pieces of fabric and make it look half way decent and better as I learn the techniques to doing this.

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    looks great i like your colors

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    It looks good to me. I've made a few rail fences and turn to them for something quick and easy. Isn't it interesting how each of us has different preferences and some things are easier for some and what I find challenging is so easy for others? I've been quilting for 7 years and still struggle with the 1/4 inch seam.

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    I think it looks fine. You are being too hard on yourself. That tiny little bit that the line is off won't even be noticed after it is quilted and washed. :)

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    I found early in my quilting career that accurate cutting is the key to getting seams to match. In the old days when I used templates, my seams rarely matched up. Now that I rotary cut just about everything, I don't seem to have that problem.

    Another secret I will pass along is that not all fabrics sew the same. Some will creep a little bit. Have you noticed when you get to the end of the seam one fabric suddenly extends further than the other layer? That's called creeping. The next time you sew that fabric, put that fabric on the bottom when you sew the two strips together. The feed dog will prevent the bottom layer from creeping. Also, some fabrics have more stretch than others. That will affect the piecing too.

    And keep in mind that you are a human, not a machine and it's ok that your seams don't match perfectly. If they're way off, something's wrong and needs to be fixed. But to be off a little bit, it's ok. Many times quilting can correct or hide our many mistakes.

    If anyone says anything about it, just simply smile and say "thank you for noticing, I planned it that way".

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