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Here's a clever tip for sewing corners

Old 02-08-2020, 02:08 PM
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Default Here's a clever tip for sewing corners

This tip applies to sewing clothes, placemats or for quilting with
walking foot. I know there was a discussion a while ago about sewing
corners but I'm not sure anyone came up with a good solution. I found
a tip a few days ago on a blog. Sorry, can't remember where but if I
find it I will post it. Anyway, I tried it and it works perfectly.
You know when you turn and it misses a stitch?
Well, here's the easy fix. When you make that last stitch
before turning, put your needle down only half way or less,
turn your fabric then complete your stitch. I was so
happy to try this and it worked. Now I have square corners
instead of rounded ones. Yipee.
Hope it's clear.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:28 PM
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I'm trying to understand... how were you doing it before?
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:46 PM
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Trying to remember this will be the hard part.
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Old 02-08-2020, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
I'm trying to understand... how were you doing it before?
Before I would just put the needle down but I would always get a "rounded" corner.
Then I started using a very short stitch at every corner but that gets pretty tiring.
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Old 02-08-2020, 06:33 PM
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Another garment sewing trick for very square corners...stop stitching about 2 stitches from actual corner. Sew those 2 stitches diagonally then pivot and continue sewing your next seam. Clip the extra fabric from the diagonal and your corners will be much more square.
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing, NJ Quilter.
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:25 PM
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Ha. Found it.
http://lizzielenard-vintagesewing.bl...g-corners.html
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:52 PM
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Ok after reading the link I get it now. Thank you for posting this!
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Old 02-09-2020, 01:21 AM
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I think I got this tip from Sewing with Nancy, but I just stitch off the corner,don't cut the thread, lift the foot, turn fabric and start again at the other side. I don't turn with needle down, just had too many problems with that method especially with those 1/4 seams.. Most of those corners get trimmed anyway, so for me a win win.
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Thank you for sharing.
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