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Thread: QAYG No hand sewing!

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    23. Then press your backing strips in half with the iron, wrong sides together and open them out again. This gives you the centre line of your strip.
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    24. Then you want to press each side of the strip into the middle. I press the bottom side up first, then the top side down. It’s a bit fiddly at first but it goes pretty well. DON’T burn your fingers though !
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    25. OK – now we take our steam a seam and lay it over the joint on the back of the blocks, so that it extends an equal amount each side of the stitching line. I then take my scissors (NOT the best fabric ones !) and trim it to length.
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    26. Then lay your backing strip, right side up, over the steam a seam so it covers it completely. (You'll notice these are the crazy blocks again!)
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    27. Then press with the iron. The instructions say to use steam but I don’t – a dry iron is fine for a count of about 5 seconds. We’ll be stitching this down so we’re only looking for a temporary hold. Let it go completely cool before the next stage or it may come unstuck ! Once you’re underway, you can be sewing one piece together while the next piece is cooling. When it’s cool, trim off the excess backing strip, flush with the edge of the block.
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    28. Then turn the piece over, take it to the machine and stitch down either side of the sashing (SITD). You’ll see I went a little bit out of the ditch on purpose so you could see my stitching lines ! LOL :mrgreen:
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    29. On the other side, you’ll see that the SITD has caught down the edges of the backing strip, holding it securely in place. The steam a seam is now redundant ! I know there are many on here who use Elmer’s glue and perhaps that would work here too, instead of the steam a seam. Don’t see why not !
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    30. You join all the blocks in rows in this way, then you join the rows together, exactly the same. Measure the length of the row, cut sashing strips this length and join the rows with them as in steps 15 to 18 above. Then cover the joints on the back with the steam a seam and backing strips as in steps 25 to 28 (these will cover the raw edges of the strips used to join the blocks).
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    31. Then bind the quilt in the usual way ! I used the same black as the sashing to create a stained glass window effect.

    That's it! Hope it was OK and that if you give it a try, you'll show your pics. ;-) :-D
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    Thanks! I think I could do it. It makes perfect sense and I do love to avoid hand sewing.

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    BRAVO - WELL DONE! Another one to add to my list of to do's.

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    Thank you so much for the tute, you did an excellent job. Your instructions were clear, concise and easy to follow :thumbup: On my list now :D Your quilt is striking as well :thumbup:

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    You did a wonderful job on your tute! I understand every step! Thank you so much!

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    K3n, great tutorial. I love your rooster stain glass look.

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    Great tutorial K! And such a pretty finish!

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    Thanks for that, that explains so much about this quilt as you go thing!

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    Oh, my! That is something! Well done, easy to follow, good photographs - you've made this easy as pie - Thank you.

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    Wow, fabulous tutorial there!!

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    Thanks everyone! I was worried and you are all very kind and reassuring! :-D

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    Great tutorial, very easy to follow!

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    Awesome tutorial!!! Perfect amount of pictures, your descriptions were spot on too!!! :D:D:D
    Thank you so very much for taking the time to make and share this with us all!!! (((HUGS))) :D:D:D

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    Great tutorial I understood everything you showed us. I love the little quilt too.

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    Thanks for a great job k3n.

    Easy to follow and very clear step by steps. Have taken a copy for future use.

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    K great tute - I even understood it!!! May have to try it!

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    Whoa! This is way cool! Thanks for the detailed instructions and pictures. Hmmm....wonder if I could slide this one onto my "to do" list??

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