Sunday, 16 June 2013

A tip from the Past

During my class yesterday one of my students mentioned that her friend uses special double pins to help achieve the perfect seam.  I couldn't find the product but I remembered being shown a technique years ago by Ronnie Rutter at a club quilting retreat.  No matter how careful I cut and sew my fabrics - there are times where I cannot get the perfect join.
So I tested it out this afternoon and it worked successfully. 


Lay your two seams together and place a pin on either side .

Carefully sew your 1/4" seam right up to the first pin. Do not sew over it.  Gently remove the first pin and sew up to the second pin.  Gently remove it.

Here is my perfect join.  Try it, it will save you lots of unpicking.


1 comment:

  1. It's great to be reminded of these old tips Shirley, I've used this often.


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