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Old 12-14-2015, 01:31 PM
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So here"s my problem, I'm trying to sew 2 squares together on all 4 sides but no matter how much I pin, the squares don't line up and shift around. I've tried cutting the squares together but it still doesn't help. Any ideas?
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Old 12-14-2015, 01:33 PM
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try basting them together with a glue stick? i find that pins shift the fabrics a bit with the 'wave' that they create
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:16 PM
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Spray them both with starch then press them with your iron together (one on top of the other)........that should help.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:23 PM
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Wonder Clips are perfect for this. You don't have to remove them from the edges when you sew. I use to use Wonder tape but it's expensive for a lot of squares.
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I'm wondering what type(s) of fabrics you are seaming. Quilting cotton shouldn't shift much. If you are trying to sew together 2 pieces of cotton and they are shifting that much, you should try easing up on your presser foot pressure. if your fabrics are knits or something with a nap, you need lots of pins or try dots of school glue.
The other thing I'm wondering is what project you are making where you need to sew all 4 sides together!
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:53 PM
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You can sew two squares together to make HSTs.
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
You can sew two squares together to make HSTs.
Ahh. I forgot about this technique!!
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Like PaperPrincess, I think your pressure foot pressure may be too tight so that the top fabric is getting held up and the bottom piece is being moved by the feed dogs. I sew lots of squares together and then cut a diagonal X across them to get 4 HST pieces.
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I starch my fabric when I am pressing then I find them not shifting.
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​Try over cutting your squares, draw a sewing line and stitch on the line. Trim the squares to 1/4 inch seam allowances after sewing them.
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