Saving sewing steps for a HST border.

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ldickerson Posted: Wed, Jan 30 2013 2:56 AM

While sewing 3" strips together using the 45 degree seam, I discovered that instead of cutting off the excess at 1/4" and carefully saving the triangles for my border later in the pattern, I just stitched again 1/2" from my first stitches. I cut in the middle of these stitches and pressed. I had my strip sewn and I had my HST sewn. No sewing little triangles together. It was all done in one step. So much easier than the instructions.

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gini replied on Wed, Jan 30 2013 3:01 AM

great idea, ldickerson, hello to you and welcome to the group

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Michelle replied on Wed, Jan 30 2013 8:16 AM

What a great idea! 

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ls2116 replied on Wed, Jan 30 2013 9:15 AM

welcome to club!  Hope to see your quilt in show and tell.

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Pat replied on Sat, Mar 23 2013 12:31 AM

I THINK I follow you...but aren't the resulting HSTs smaller than you need? I wish I could see it. But it sounds like a fantastic idea, and next time I'm doing that I will try it. Thank you!


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