Step 5 - Re-Sewing your strip sets

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Thea Posted: Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:20 PM

You will do this for each strip set - does not matter the size ring you are making...

If you have bought the template set from JF for the size ring you are making - you will have gotten several small pieces of tape with a red line down them - 

You are going to take those strips and attach them to your sewing bed to get the width of the line you need to sew.

If you are doing the 15" block size you will be adjusting your seam by 3/16" 

if you are doing the 18' block size you will be adjusting your seam by 1/4"

So if you are making your own seam adjustment strips - draw a line about 2" long on a piece of paper by either the 3/16" or the 1/4" in width... 

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:23 PM

I set my guide up differently from what JF did in his workbook - I put my foot down and put the strip down so that the red edge lined up with the guard on my 1/4" foot.  

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:26 PM

As I sewed each strip for the 2nd time - I start in the same seam that I have sewn before and I stitch for about 3 stitches!!!

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:28 PM

then I moved the block so that where the stitches at the end of the piece now line up with the edge of the red line and sew up so that my guard on the edge now matches up with the red line - not the edge of the fabric.

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:31 PM

This is what your seam should look like when you have resewn the seam... just angled over a little - not a straight line but an angled line!

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:34 PM

This is what your strip set will look like when you have resewn each of the seams!

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:36 PM

You then will press your strip sets - I advise that you make just one strip set and check to make sure it is the right size before you go on!

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:50 PM

To check and make sure you have resewn your seams correctly

After you have pressed your seams in one direction...

Take your arc over and put your template on top of it - if you are absolutely correct - it should look like the one above - but do not lose hope if yours doesn't 

you will be able to tweak it with your iron to get it into the right shape... sometimes just pressing the seams out from the center instead of all in one direction does the trick - sometimes just pressing them with a little more force works...

As I did with the strip sets - I pressed the strips after they were resewn several times - pressing into each one of the seams - this is one of the reasons you want to stitch with a tight stitch and make sure you have good tension - I recommend about a 2.0 - 2.25 stitch length...

 

 

 

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Thea replied on Fri, Oct 28 2011 3:53 PM

Each of your template arcs has a notch in the middle of both sides of the template.  

You will want to line this notch up with the center of your strip set.  

You can pull the edges of your strip set to get it to the edge of the template - but you need to keep the center exact!

 

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Altheia, I ordered the John Flynn's workbook and the templates and recieved the workbook and the templates with another wookbook by Sharlene Jorgenson.  How do I get the templates for the John Flynn's workbook?

Karon

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Thea replied on Mon, Nov 28 2011 9:32 PM

karonwurst:

Altheia, I ordered the John Flynn's workbook and the templates and recieved the workbook and the templates with another wookbook by Sharlene Jorgenson.  How do I get the templates for the John Flynn's workbook?

Karon

http://flynnquilt.danemcoweb.com/shop/product/double-wedding-ring/

 

 

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bhogan replied on Fri, Jan 31 2014 5:30 PM

Thank you so much. I did everything you said, but I was only sewing the ends. After I sewed all the seams it worked.  Thanks again. bhogan

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Thea replied on Fri, Jan 31 2014 9:50 PM

Your very welcome.  I tried very hard to show each step along the way.

 

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