Patchwork and Quilting Tips

Posted by Ruth on 1 April 2012 | 1 Comments


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Twelve Top Quilting Tips

  • When cutting out your pattern - cut larger sections first: if a mistake is made, sometimes a smaller section can salvage at least some the fabric. You can also use the ends of a large strip to cut smaller sections.
  • Press your fabrics well before cutting.
  • 1/4" seams should be checked from time to time. We have an easy free lesson on how to check >>
  • For sewing 1/4" finished strips, sew second seam from last stitching rather than from raw edge.
  • Use a 1/4" foot for stitching but check by measuring the block on the FRONT side rather than measuring the seam allowance.
  • Use Neutral colored thread for piecing, it is less likely to be seen.
  • When working with bias seams, when possible sew with bias seam underneath.
  • When sewing the seam, don't look at the needle, look at where you should be aligning the fabric eg side of foot.
  • Pin perpendicular to seams, not along them.
  • Be careful not to veer off at the end of your seam, this happens easily especially with larger sections.
  • Always cut borders to length before attaching them.
  • When working with triangles, place the section with the crossing seams on top so you can sew right through the connection where they meet to make perfect points.
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  • Love this pattern I m studying it maybe I 'll try

    Posted by patchesmello, 13/06/2013 12:33am (7 years ago)

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