Cutting out your quilt.

21 Sep

While working on a new quilt block I got sloppy and in a hurry and was not as accurate as I should have been in cutting.    I know better and every time I try to cut corners I regret it.

Take it from me, if you want your blocks to go together smoothly, it is all in the cutting first.  Being off just a smidge, you might think no big deal.  It can turn into a big deal if you are off on all your pieces, all of a sudden, your block seams don’t match, you’re short, long, etc.

My advise, take your time in cutting.  Make sure your pieces are what they are supposed to be.  If they are bigger, trim them to size.  If they are to small, it is worth it to re-cut.

If you are cutting triangles, there are a lot of templates on the market that will make it much easier and accurate.

The second most important thing is to make sure your seam allowances are correct.  I broke down and bought a 1/4″ seam foot for my sewing machine, and that has been a life saver for me.

Happy Sewing

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