Tutorial Tuesday – Nesting Seams in a Four Patch

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A Quilty Kind of Girl

Nesting seams is a technique quilters use to match seams which intersect with another seam. The simplest example that I can think of is a four patch unit. Four squares of fabric all share an intersection. It is desirable to have all four fabrics align at a center point. This alignment must be arranged before sewing and can be secured with the use of pins. My personal choice is fork pins which straddle the seam, securing it on both sides. The same result can be accomplished with two single pins. Have a look at the following tutorial to see the method I used for lining up the center seams of these four patch units.

Two little patches

Let me know what you think of this week’s Tuesday Tutorial, and I hope you can make it back for next week. Feel free to leave me comment if you have any ideas you would…

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