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Thread: Sewing curves

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    I have been trying to sew curves all day, just practicing which is good because I sure am bad at it. I've read about several ways to do it but it is not working for me. Is there a secret trick to it?

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    Here is a tutorial I did on this. Quite a few found it very helpful. I hope it helps you out.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-132011-1.htm

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    Thanks for this topic, and thanks for the link!!!!

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    thanks for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    Here is a tutorial I did on this. Quite a few found it very helpful. I hope it helps you out.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-132011-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    thanks for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    Here is a tutorial I did on this. Quite a few found it very helpful. I hope it helps you out.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-132011-1.htm
    You are welcome for the link. I use to get so frustrated trying to do curves. But not any more, They seem to go quickly this way. And now I am hooked on them. lol

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    I tried doing the apple core...it was no fun. I did start getting the hang of it but did not enjoy it. What are you making??
    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    I have been trying to sew curves all day, just practicing which is good because I sure am bad at it. I've read about several ways to do it but it is not working for me. Is there a secret trick to it?

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    Tammy just looked up your tute for curved seams. As a former dressmaker curves hold no fear for me but I just wanted to congratulate you on the tute. This is how I do it but just use two pins, however for beginners your tute would be invaluable. Well done and I hope lots of people use it to ease their fear of the dreaded curve.

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    Awesome, now I have any reason not to do a grandmother fan :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    Here is a tutorial I did on this. Quite a few found it very helpful. I hope it helps you out.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-132011-1.htm
    thanks for pointing out the tut. it has some great hints.

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    Thank you for the link. I tried it your way and it seemed to go much easier. Block is still just a little wonky. Going to keep practicing today and hope I improve.

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    Thanks for the helpl

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    The easiest way I found was to use the water soluble two sided 1/4" Wonder Tape. Tear off a piece the size you need, clip one side so it will curve and then put the two curved fabrics together. I get perfect matched curves every time. Here is a description of the tape and pic: http://www.createforless.com/collins...d/pid7520.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    Here is a tutorial I did on this. Quite a few found it very helpful. I hope it helps you out.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-132011-1.htm
    It's a great tute and basically the way I do curved seams. I don't do the snipped points, just match up the finger press fold lines. Depending on the length of the seams, I may finger press ad the 1/4 marks as well. Also, may pin at more than the five points shown in the tute.

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    Thanks, it will be very helpful.

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    Thanks for the tutorial! I am sure I will refer to it on the DWQ I am working on.

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    Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

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    Go slow when you sew! If you are pinning your fabric, don't sew over them, it makes the foot jump and the fabric move. Hope this helps a little. Also watch the tute!
    peace :D

    Now I see the tute says leave the pins in, I take them out just before I sew that spot. I'll try it the tute way and see if I'm more sucsessful. I love doing curves and anything that helps is icing. The tute sample is perfect!

    here's a sample of my curved piecing challenge
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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    I have been trying to sew curves all day, just practicing which is good because I sure am bad at it. I've read about several ways to do it but it is not working for me. Is there a secret trick to it?
    I don't clip into the seam as it isn't needed. Another tutorial, written only without pictures, is under curved seams on the tutorial section of the QB.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-118390-1.htm

    There are many ways to do curved seams. You just have to learn which one you do best.

    ali

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