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Samantha Webber posted on Sun, Dec 5 2010 8:35 PM

Does anyone have any tips on sewing diamonds together to a big diamond... I am havin trouble getting my seams to match on them, because i cant match the seams when sewing.. AAARRRGGG. Please help.

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gini replied on Sun, Dec 5 2010 9:01 PM

samantha, you sew the little diamonds together in rows and sew the rows together.    your rows will be the diagonal of the diamond.   does that make sense to you?    gini

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My only experience with diamonds was is making lonestar quilts. I strip piece them and cut them as units.

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gini:

samantha, you sew the little diamonds together in rows and sew the rows together.    your rows will be the diagonal of the diamond.   does that make sense to you?    gini

 

Right. I sewed 3 strips together and cut them at the diagonal. Then I have 2 other sets of these. Now I ahve to take the 3 sets of (3) diamonds and make one big diamond. But my problem is that when I go to sew them I cant match the seams, becasue it off sets the diamonds... I can do it. It just takes a lot of time, and guessing on if i have them in the right position, because of the 1/4 in. seam.

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gini replied on Sun, Dec 5 2010 10:23 PM

samantha, i match seams and pin every intersection.     gini

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gini replied on Sun, Dec 5 2010 10:26 PM

it is also easy to get wobbly seams when you are strip piecing.  so i slow down and carefully seam the strips together so they are even.   then when you cut them, use one of the seams to line up your diagonal cuts.     gini

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