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Thread: another way to sew a perfect seam

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    another way to sew a perfect seam

    This may have been shown before, but so many people ask about the 1/4" seam problem that I thought it might be helpful.

    Bonnie Hunter shows another way to sew a perfect seam. When the 1/4" seam is off just a little you might try this method.

    http://quiltville.blogspot.co.nz/201...gly-smart.html
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    Nice tip! Thank you.
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    Interesting -- I will have to try that. I am surprised she wasn't slowed down.
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    The distance BETWEEN the seams is the only one that really matters.

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    Ingenious....now, where is my cardstock?????

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    I remember when Bonnie first posted this but had forgotten this great tip! Thank you for the post! Hope I remember it this time!

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    Wish I had seen this about a week ago!
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    I wonder if you could use that long wire quilting attachment instead of cardboard, you know the one meant to help you do parallel quilting lines. I tried to leave this as a comment on Bonnie's page but it wouldn't do it with my Google id.
    Last edited by jeaninmaine; 08-18-2013 at 04:30 AM.

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    Fascinating! going to give it a try.
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    This will come in very handy when d
    oing my bargello swirl table topper
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    This was terrific! I even shared the link to all my quilting mini-group friends.

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    jeaninmain, why don't you give that a try and see if it works. I can't see why it wouldn't work. Then you could post the outcome of your test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    The distance BETWEEN the seams is the only one that really matters.
    Yes, this is so true. I wish I had named this thread "distance between seams".
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    wow that is a great idea , thank you for posting !!!

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    Jean I use "the long"attachment quite a bit.and it works for me..I have only 1 eye and therefore people do not realize I have no dept perception...Try sewing with one eye closed. I think I will also try the cardboard way it seems interesting. good luck witch ever you use.

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    Wow, you can't imagine how helpful this is to me. I'm going to try it on my next 1/4" project. I often seem to "veer off" either at the beginning or end of my stitching, and this may cure me of that.

    Though I'd think it might slow me down, I also think that may be a fair trade-off for a more accurate seam.

    Thanks for the post and the link!

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    Great tip - - thanks so much for sharing.
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    Looks like a great idea and worth trying.

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    Nice tutorial... I am always learning something new here on the QB. Looking forward to giving this a test.

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    So simply. Thanks for sharing.
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    I printed that out so I won't forget about it. That is one of the best tips I have seen in awhile.

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    Great idea for precision!
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    Great tip, - thanks for posting.

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    Thanks for sharing! Nice idea.
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