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by , 10-21-2012 at 10:44 AM (743 Views)
I would appreciate any feedback on the pre-cuts that have the zig-zag edge finish. Where do you begin measuring for the 1/4 inch sewing line? From the "point" of the zig zag or the "valley"?

Here' my problem:
Charm packs are supposed to be 5x5". If your pattern requires 2 1/2 x 5 inch strips, then you simply cut it in half. Seems simple enough. But sewing the 1/4 inch seam on the zig-zag edge when measuring from the "point" doesn't appear that it will produce a very secure seam. If you begin measuring from the "valley" then you end up altering the finished dimension of the piece.

So what is the best choice? Anyone had good or bad experiences they could share?

Could simply just cut strips from fabric off of the bolt. But aren't the pre-cuts supposed to make things simpler for us?

I appreciate your thoughts! Thank you :-)
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  1. grammey1956's Avatar
    i use the the point of the ziz zaz edge for my starting point
  2. BarbM32's Avatar
    I do not purchase anything with the zigzag cut. I find whichever point you sew it from is not truly accurate. Sewing from the outside point makes for a weak seam while sewing from the inside point measures less than it should from seam to seam.

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