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Thread: How to hand stitch a grandmother's flower garden block

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewing Joe View Post
    It looks like you sew from edge to edge--not ending 1/4". Is that right? How do you press the seams?

    This must be how my grandmother did her flower garden blocks, because I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have done EPP.
    Yes, I sew edge to edge. The next row is done in exactly the same way. You just one in and keep going until you get back to it.
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    Yes, I sew edge to edge. The next row is done in exactly the same way. You just one in and keep going until you get back to it.
    I misinterpreted this, I think. When sewing on the other pieces, and you get to the Y, there should be 1/4 inch left on the edge so that when you turn the top hexagon, it goes right over into place. Clear as mud. That is why I took all of the pictures.
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    Thank you for this tutorial. I am working on a GFG for my niece who is expecting the first girl baby in our family for 16 years. I have been leaving a 1/4" on each seam, but now realize, thanks to you, that I don't have to fuss with that.
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    Nice job on this tutorial. You're courageous to do a GFG...they are time-consuming but worth the effort. Would love to see photo of others you have completed.
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    Thank you for the tutorial. I've got some pieces cut out from many years ago. Maybe I'll get them out and start working on them. You're the greatest!!!!
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    Well this is brilliant and I just happen to have some hexes in front of me so I will give it a go. It is 9:15pm and this is the first new thing I learned today. It was a slow day. Thanks for sharing, really, really thanks!
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    thanks much for sharing this! you make it look easy!
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    how do you press the seams?
    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    Yes, I sew edge to edge. The next row is done in exactly the same way. You just one in and keep going until you get back to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terri bb View Post
    how do you press the seams?
    I don't press!!! That is the beauty of stitching by hand. It cuts down on all that ironing.No pressing needed because you are automaticly finger pressing as you sew.
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