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Ripping out again!

Old 09-27-2011, 03:14 PM
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Ok. I am working on sashing strips. I have sewed two rows together and have ripped them apart 2x already. I have to do it one more time. I have decide I need to just cut new and not reuse the old sashing strips. I just can't get the rows to match up and down. (Blocks are squared) Is there any hints on how to get the blocks to line up when you sew the rows together?

Getting really Ripped Off...... :evil:
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:17 PM
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The last time I had this problem, it turned out my blocks were of two different sizes...a 1/2 inch difference. If you have squared yours, then that isn't the problem.

I guess I have no solution for you, but my thoughts are sure with you. I hate ripping out more than once!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:31 PM
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Try laying out the blocks on top of each other, right sides together, lined up. Then pin the sashing strips to each side, maintaining the alignment. It works for me!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:33 PM
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No advice but plenty of sympathy as I've had to rip things more than a few times!
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:33 PM
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Cut the strips to a predetermined length before you start - and all the same length. If you are using long strips without cornerstones, put pins at the spots where the corners should line up. If your blocks are square and all the same size, then this should work.
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Here's how I do it:

http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-144067-1.htm

Scroll down to my pictures.

Hope it helps :-D
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:18 PM
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This is why I always use cornerstones !!!!
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:45 PM
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Great! Your question just explained something I have been attempting most of the afternoon. Things went together great and then...grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! So I decided to put everything down and get back to it tomorrow. And I had a great excuse because a pretty nasty thunderstorm came just as I turned the iron off. :)
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by LindaM49
Great! Your question just explained something I have been attempting most of the afternoon. Things went together great and then...grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! So I decided to put everything down and get back to it tomorrow. And I had a great excuse because a pretty nasty thunderstorm came just as I turned the iron off. :)
Yep, at a certain time you know you just have to stop and put it away till a better time. I now have ripped out again. I will try sewing it tomorrow. "For tomorrow is another Day..."
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:04 PM
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Thanks to all who have given hints. I got things ripped apart again. I will work on putting it back together tomorrow. Have a good evening.
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