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Thread: I'm proud of me! Look at my straight pieces!

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    I'm proud of me! Look at my straight pieces!

    This is what I've been doing the last few days. These are strip sets of 5 fabrics, each strip is 1/4" finished, the finished size of the strip set is 1/5". You can see on the right that I've already sub-cut one of the strip sets into 3/4" pieces. I'll then mix them up and put them together to get a mosaic effect of mixed blues and golds.

    A year ago I was not able to sew small strip sets like this accurately and consistently. I practiced and employed a few new techniques to both measuring/cutting, and sewing - some gleaned from the great people here on the board, others from the Sally Collins book ("Mastering Precision Piecing" which I call "the primer").

    I'm just so proud of these strip sets I had to share with folks who would know how to share my joy!!
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    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Very nice job!
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    Way to go! You should be proud!
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    You have done a great job! Accurate cutting and piecing bring quilting to the next level. I am going to look into the book you recommended. I want to be just like you when I grow up :>)
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    You have really been working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter711 View Post
    I want to be just like you when I grow up :>)
    Short and fat?

    hee hee .... I got the book and there is also a companion video. I do suggest both. The video is great to see exactly what she's talking about, and the book is great to go back to for the details.

    I must confess though that I departed from her technique in one area. After she irons her seams she places them under a ruler then weighs them down to make the seams stay put. I tried this and for the life of me (and I was using two very large, very heavy books) I can't get my seams to behave as well as she does, so I resorted to my old stand-by ... starch. I starch before I cut, and I starch the seams (after I've ironed the seam in place once). They're flat and they stay put.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    You did an awesome job! Congratulations!

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    Are you making a particular project or just working on precision for something in the future? Whichever it is, your work looks fabulous. Please keep us posted!
    Sue

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    You have done a great job and I know what it is like to have trouble with straight sewing. I mark mine a lot of the
    time and then try to follow the lines. Extra time. UGH.

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    Yeah, isn't it wonderful to look back and know you have picked up skill and improved. Yes Sally Collins book is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    Are you making a particular project or just working on precision for something in the future? Whichever it is, your work looks fabulous. Please keep us posted!
    This is a border for a WIP.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Yes, I am very impressed! It is so great to do a great job and you have done that! Congratulations!

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    Lovely job, looks like you've mastered it.

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    Well done!

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    Good job. I don't think I could handle something that small.
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    Great job. What's the plan for these?
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    Wow - spectacular!
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    OK I'm interested. Can't wait to see where this is going.
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    WOW! Great job!
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    Very nice job. Someday I hope to be able to do as well.
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    Your hard work and dedication show!
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    Great job! Really nice.

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    Can't wait to see the end results.
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    My, you did good work.
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    Yeah!!!!!!!!!

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