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Thread: I Hate Piecing

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    Super Member clsurz's Avatar
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    They say a rail fence block is the easiest to do............ well it wasn't for me. I've done a whole lot better creating my own designs and sewing them up so I think I will stick to that from now on. I will however complete the three different sets I've cut to make rail fence quilt/lap blankets.

    I had no problem cutting the strips, sewing the strips or cutting those sewed strips.

    It was not a big deal placing it properly but another matter sewing it to match on line. It took me at least 3 tries to do this dang thing and only because I got smart and centered and started sewing in the center instead of at the top.

    I'm still not pleased with it but closest I could get it to line up.

    See attached........ I have to trim around it so that is not the best until I do trim it.
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    :) Must admit I did a rail fence for my son, don't know if it was the 3 colour thing or all that matching, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I have others. Persevere, it will look beautiful when you're done. Love your choice of fabric, the spiderweb fabric is particularly nice and who could not love those orange and greens.

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    It looks good.

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    It looks fine.

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    Looks good to me.

    My first (and only) rail fence is not assembled. I was working on it late after a long day of work and I was cutting apart the strips and cut them to the finished size -- so one dimension is 8" and one is 8 1/2". Sigh -- I take the blocks out and try to see how I could trim them to make it work, but then I put them away for a while (sigh).

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    Love your choice of colors.

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    I see what you are talking about on the matching. But i have had good luck in Fixing those type of misses. I just take out the stitches for 1/2 to 3/4 " on each side of that intersection and then stretch just a little to get it to line up perfectly. If it isn't moving, dampen it a little and stretch it and pin. then resew that area

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    love the fabrics please a photo when done--i tend to go off the 1/4 inch at the end of the seam[in a rush to get to the next piece]finding this out saved me some grief unsewing--just measure your 1/4 see if you find a pattern

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    I love your choice of colors. Cute block.

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    I really do think your block looks good, and I like your fabric choices. I tried a rail fence once as well, and I didn't like it either. I hated it so much, that I just put it aside and never finished it. My strips kept curving and getting wonky on me. I hope you can finish yours.

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