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The Bulk In The Middle

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Kristin (KAlbrecht) posted on Sun, Dec 30 2012 8:13 PM

How do I get rid of the large bulk of fabric that occurs when you're putting four blocks together?

I have the seams pressed in opposite directions but there's two or three pieces in each block converging on what becomes the center point when I put the four blocks together.

How do I get rid of the bulk?

Kristin Lee WICKMAN Albrecht  

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Windmill the center seams.  Take out a couple of stitches in the seam allowance, open the center and press you finger while twisting it.  Then iron your seams all facing the same direction.  Eleanor Burns demonstrates this well starting at about the 3:35 minute of this video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tIxUuJRiW8&feature=related

 

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Go to this website. There is a video that will show you how to do this and it is great. So easy and everything is flat. http://video.about.com/quilting/Nest-Patchwork-Quilt-Seams.htm. 

 

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Kristin, there is a way, hold at the seam in the center pop the seam so that each half goes in a differant direction.  This is bnot very clear bur I hope it helps

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Windmill the center seams.  Take out a couple of stitches in the seam allowance, open the center and press you finger while twisting it.  Then iron your seams all facing the same direction.  Eleanor Burns demonstrates this well starting at about the 3:35 minute of this video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tIxUuJRiW8&feature=related

 

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Go to this website. There is a video that will show you how to do this and it is great. So easy and everything is flat. http://video.about.com/quilting/Nest-Patchwork-Quilt-Seams.htm. 

 

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Hi redfish, it is nice to meet you. Thank you for the link, it is always nice to learn an easier way to do something.

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Belfrybat:
Eleanor Burns demonstrates this well starting at about the 3:35 minute of this video:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tIxUuJRiW8&feature=related

Thanks for the link Bridget, I really like Elenore Burns.

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gini replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 3:31 PM

when i saw this thread, i thought, hmmm, don't we already have a thread going for weight loss

gini in north idaho

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Joe replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 3:33 PM

I also mistakenly assumed the thread was Pie and Stuffing related. 

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Gini and Jo, ROFLOL

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gini replied on Mon, Dec 31 2012 11:39 PM

i certainly had enough pie to stuff my middle this week

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Nana replied on Tue, Jan 1 2013 8:01 AM

Yep Gini the bulk in middle will be alot harder to get rid of than the bulk in the middle of a block.....LOL>

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gini:

i certainly had enough pie to stuff my middle this week 

Me too! I lost a bunch of weight the hard way and now I'm gaining it back :( Oh well, its not really that bad and it is the time of year for a little over indulging.

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