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Thread: How to get corners to match up

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    Nov 2006
    Does anyone know how to get corners to actually match up?, such as Jacobs Ladder's quilt. I've sew for some years but not doing quilts.

    Thank you, Peggy

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
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    precision cutting; all seams the same width; pinning helps in a lot of cases (i even baste sometimes if i can't get it right any other way).

    practice, practice, practice until you find your "groove".

    and learn to love gafarbles because they'll still sneak in here and there.

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    Carla P's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    "gafarbles" ??? :shock: :lol: That's a nicer word than what I call them!! :lol:

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    Dec 2006
    So. California
    Hi Peggy,
    Another tip - when you are pressing the seams that are going to meet, if you press so the seam that will be on the bottom comes toward you & the one on the top goes away from you, as it goes under the presser foot it will 'nestle' together and the corners be pushed together & match up! I also use a "3 pin" method sometimes - first put one pin straight down thru the seams, making sure it goes straight thru, and that the seams are lined up, then place another pin on each side, quite close to the seam - then take out that first pin.
    Other than that, I'm with Patrice - relax & enjoy!


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