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03/17/2015

1-minute tutorial for quilters on aligning seams

Filed under: Uncategorized — by unityoness2013 @ 4:39 pm

A reader asked me for tips on aligning seams when you’re sewing a bunch of blocks together. What I have learned in 25 years of making quilts is that if you don’t correct small mistakes at the beginning they become big mistakes by the end — meaning, if you’ve made a cutting mistake or a sewing mistake along the way, fix it before you proceed because it will cause bigger problems down the road.

Here are my quick tips for making things line up:

1. The more accurately you cut, the easier it will be to align seams.

2. Check the size of your blocks before you pin them together. If they are different sizes, either re-sew the small ones to the correct size or trim all of the blocks down to the size of the smallest.

3. Start pinning at the seam intersections, not at the end of the…

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