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Thread: Rhonda's Tip of the Day

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I use a tack instead of using a pin. I put a single stitch across the seam where two seams match and you are going to be sewing across there. Then I also tack at the edge where the two fabrics match. I think a tack works better than a pin. Fabric still can move a bit with a pin but not with a stitch or tack.

    Here you can see I used a tack to sew across the seams where the seams meet or match. This will keep the seams from moving and being off when you are done.
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    This is two Blocks face to face and I tacked on each edge and in the middle. This is a Star Point Block so I matched the seams in the middle and tacked them to anchor them so they won't move. I will sew across the tacks from left to right and you won't have to take them out. Always put your tacks where you are going to sew the seam and not on the top. If you put them on top you will have to take them out when you are done.
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    This is two sets of two blocks sewn together. When sewn this will be a 4 patch. I tacked on the edges and I tacked in the middle where the seams match up. It may take a bit of time but I think it is well worth it. When I get ready to do this step I thread several needles and have them ready to use.
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    Very "good" idea...Thank you!! :thumbup:

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    That's called "using your noggin". Why didn't I think of that.

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    Thanks so much Rhonda... I've been having a devil of a time with matching little pieces!

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    Excellent tip! I have noticed that I do have slippage with pins, can't wait to thy this. Thank you.

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    Very good tip. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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    You're all very welcome. It is such a time savor in the end. Even tho it takes time to tack it saves the nerves so you don't have to rip as much. I sometimes don't get the tack in right and still have to redo it but it helps a bunch to prevent as much as you can.

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    Oh, I love this tip! I love quilting, but my obsessive compulsive tendacies always have me in a ball of nerves when I go to stich seams and blocks. I can't wait to try this on my next project!

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    Great Idea, a little prevention saves a lot of seam ripping!

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    thanks for the tip. i have a hard sometime matching up seams i think they are matched when pinning and then sew and then sometimes they are off a little. that is a good tip. i will be using that

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