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Long Seams Should Be Straight

Old 07-28-2010, 12:26 PM
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This is a frequent comment made by judges. It relates to the long verticle or hortzontal seam lines when blocks are sewned together. How do you achieve these straight seam lines.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:04 PM
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You alternate the direction that you sew the seams on the long strips.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:51 PM
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does this apply as well to long strips of pieced blocks.
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:12 PM
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Yes.
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Yes, it will stop the long seams from curving.
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I agree. It is amazing what reversing the direction of stitching will do to straighten out quilts! Just too cool...
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I don't sew long seams. I sew my blocks into fours and then the fours into eights. The block seams always match that way and the quilt comes out squarer overall. I only have one long seam in the whole quilt and that's to sew the top and bottom halves together.
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
I don't sew long seams. I sew my blocks into fours and then the fours into eights. The block seams always match that way and the quilt comes out squarer overall. I only have one long seam in the whole quilt and that's to sew the top and bottom halves together.
I will try this next time, thank you :D:D:D
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when all else fails draw your stitching line. sometimes it is easier to follow a drawn straight line; but you still need to alternate directions to keep from getting the curve.
sometimes no matter how careful i am until i grab a pencil and draw that line i just can not get it right.
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Hey, can someone explain to me what they mean by alternating directions? I'm just not getting it.
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