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    Old 07-25-2017, 08:33 AM
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    Default Sewing along a cut edge or sewing along a drawn line

    I can sew along a cut edge and - usually - the piece turns out okay.

    For reasons I have not been able to figure out - yet - when I sew along a drawn line - my piece ends up skimpy.

    I think part of the reason for that - when I cut pieces out individually (with a rotary cutter) - they are a smidge larger than the "designated size" -

    Anyone else have this problem?
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    Old 07-25-2017, 09:41 AM
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    I don't think I do, but now you're making me wonder and want to test it out and see!

    Although...I can't think of when I would sew along a drawn line (for piecing) unless I'm doing HST, and I make those oversize and trim down. So maybe I do have the same issue but I never notice because I do everything a little larger to start out.
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    Old 07-25-2017, 09:50 AM
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    When sewing along a drawn line, you should sew just to the right of the line, to compensate for the width of the thread.
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    Old 07-25-2017, 10:53 AM
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    when the line is drawn, is the pencil point nice and sharp? a blunt point will cause the sewing line not to be in the right place
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    Old 07-25-2017, 11:21 AM
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    ​I draw my line from corner to corner but stitch next to the line not on it. You need a little extra fabric to go over the stitching for your size to come out right.
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