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Thread: need information in piecing

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    I am piecing Eleanor Burns .Trip Around The World, quilt top.
    It starts with 2 strips of five different fabrics. It says to press the seams away from fabric # 1 then cut the strips 4" wide and sew strip A to strip B. When you go to sew them together you can't butt the seams up against each other because they are both pressed going the same way. Should I stay with the directions or should I press row B the other way so the seams butt up against each other. Thank you so much for the help.

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    Are you sure you are supposed to join them side by side? Or add b onto a?

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    Pics might help, if you can.

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    Her Trip Around the World video is here:
    http://quiltinaday.com/theater/3100/3101.html

    Maybe this will show you how they go together?

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    you cut the long strips, of five fabrics, every 4" across . strip A starts with fabric 1, strip B starts with fabric 2 then then when you sew them together each square is moved over 1 square in each row. They match up fine it's just that the seams match up on the same side and I thought you should always be able to butt them together so they lay flat.

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    Turn one strip around to the other end.

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    Hi. As you can see I am kind of new here. I found these instructions online that have a lot of pictures. Perhaps they will help.

    http://quiltville.com/tatw.shtml

    Hopefully I haven't confused you more!! :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    Her Trip Around the World video is here:
    http://quiltinaday.com/theater/3100/3101.html

    Maybe this will show you how they go together?
    GREAT VIDEO!!! LOL Love the way she throws the scraps over her shoulder!
    David

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    I watched the video and it is different than the older book I am using but Eleanor did iron all the seams so they nest together so that's what i'll do. Thanks everyone

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    Thanks krafty14. The quiltville sight was very good.

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    Eleanora's was good too. I love her videos.

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    I love Eleanor's carefree way of sewing :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingsusan
    Turn one strip around to the other end.
    Exactly what I was going to say!!!

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    I love Elanor but that tossing over her shoulder drives me insane...just a mess I'd have to clean up when finished sewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    I love Elanor but that tossing over her shoulder drives me insane...just a mess I'd have to clean up when finished sewing
    She has people to clean up after her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    I love Elanor but that tossing over her shoulder drives me insane...just a mess I'd have to clean up when finished sewing
    Love her patterns and techniques, but I can not stand her voice.

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    My Dad used to enjoy watching Eleanor with me when she was on on a Saturday afternoon. He always laughed at the little pieces flying over her shoulder ;-) . Besides the quilt lesson, you always got a history lesson!

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