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  1. Sewing
    Thanks, again! I used your tutorial to guide me through the side seams of the screen tote. That eliminated the sticky edges. I didn't trim the seam allowance, paranoid about keeping the extra strength for when it gets seriously loaded. And I've been meaning to tell you I love the pic. of...
  2. Sewing
    I am sewing diapers. They have a zigzag edge (I would love a serger!) and I don't really like the look of it. I am thinking of using a seam binding of some kind to give them that more finished look. But am not exactly sure how to get it on there. do I just fold it over the edge and stitch or is...
  3. Sewing and quilting
    Please Do Not Post To This Thread. French Seam Tutorial You need a 5/8” seam allowance to accomplish this type of seam. With wrong sides of fabric together, sew a ¼” seam allowance.
  4. Quilting
    I had mine sewn together, but it was off. For some reason the solid colored block was too big? I dont' get it, as it was the same exact size as the rest and had the 1/4 inch seam. WHATEVER, I did rip it out and am now 100% satisified. Can't wait to make another one, I am so impatient..........lol
  5. Quilting
    For awhile i have been using a popsicle stick to mark my 1/4 inch seam allowance on my sewing machine plate...here's how i did it: I found where my 1/4 inch seam allowance isand put a tiny permanent marker- just a tiny dot. Then i did it again a bit higher so that i could line up the edge of the...
  6. Quilting
    While working on the tutorial block, I made 3 mistakes. I put the material back to back wrong. Corrected it. I did it again with the light color. Corrected it. Then I turned the block over and sewed it wrong. Corrected it. Yup, the seam ripper was my friend today. Do you use it often.
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