Donna in Idaho!
SW Idaho Project Linus Coordinator
How are you cutting your pieces? Are you using a template or rotary
cutting? If you are rotary cutting, you will need to use an accurate ruler
and not the mat for your cutting lines.
When you are stitching, you will need to sew with an accurate 1/4" seam.
Place your needle in the down position and measure 1/4" away. Mark this
line with electrical or masking tape as a seam guide. Sometimes using a
1/4" foot is not enough and some people need an extra guide line.
Are you piecing triangles to squares? Some of the pointy edge needs to hang
over the square a little bit.
Are you using steam to press your seam open? This could cause the fabric to
stretch out of shape. Don't iron (back and forth), but press (up and down)
Keep trying and don't give up. It gets easier.
> Donna in Idaho!
> SW Idaho Project Linus Coordinator
> Website: http://members.tripod.com/donnakwilts
> > I am new on this site, and have just started quiliting again. I found
> > a bunch of different blocks just to get into the swing of things.
> > basic ones at that. But after all is said and done, they don't turn
> out to
> > the proper size and are not square. Any ideas as to what I am doing
> > Open to comments. (FYI, I have signed up for a quilting class but
> > like to get a head start on learning) Thank you for your time, Mare.
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