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stetlerarts Posted: Tue, Oct 22 2013 6:09 PM

I just joined and I am looking forward to meeting cyber quilt friends. I live in the Black Hills near Mt. Rushmore. I have been a fine artist for over 40 years but just started quilting last Fall. I love the artistic expression in fabric. I suffer from several chronic illness and find quilting a stress reliever, unless my seams are crooked. I'd love to learn how to keep my points sharp, and my seams straight. 

Blessings,

Sarah

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Leslie replied on Tue, Oct 22 2013 6:12 PM

Hi Sarah, welcome

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Karla replied on Tue, Oct 22 2013 8:03 PM

Welcome Sarah.  Quilting takes lots of patience, If you don't have one already, you might try getting a quarter inch foot for your machine.  I did, and it sure helps keep those seams straight and at the proper 1/4".  And if you can keep a consistent 1/4" seam, you'll see your points improve.

 

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gini replied on Tue, Oct 22 2013 8:21 PM

Hi Sarah, welcome to the group

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Patti replied on Tue, Oct 22 2013 8:22 PM

Welcome Sarah!

Patti

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Oct 22 2013 9:55 PM

Welcome to QCA, Sarah!  As an artist, you might consider moving into art quilts (landscapes, portraits, modern freestyle, etc) and not worry about sharp points and seams matching!  LOL  Glad to have you here with us.


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Welcome Sarah. You will love it here. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your quilts.

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Kris replied on Wed, Oct 23 2013 12:01 AM

Welcome Sarah. It will come with practice. To get a straight seam it will help to go slow (you can speed up after you get the hang of it)  and never watch the needle.

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Welcome, Sarah

All accurate things in quilting depend on that 1/4" seam.  There are several different guides available out there to use plus practice, patience and more of each.  Look forward to seeing your accomplishments.

Barbara

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Marie replied on Wed, Oct 23 2013 8:10 AM

Hi and welcome Sarah, nice to have you join us, enjoy!

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This is on my "to do " list. Thanks!

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If I should not watch the needle do I watch the side of my 1/4 foot? I have the Angler 2 clear mat and that helps.

Thanks for sharing!

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Kris replied on Wed, Oct 23 2013 11:51 PM

Stetlerarts:
If I should not watch the needle do I watch the side of my 1/4 foot? I have the Angler 2 clear mat and that helps.

Look at the fabric in front of the needle as you feed it under the presser foot. I use the angler as well.

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