• Quiltmaking 101 - freehand and curved seams 2

    5 monthes ago - By Art With a Needle

    If you have chosen to cut your quilt pieces freehand instead of using a ruler, or if you are deliberately using curved seams, you face a construction issue: how to make the finished seams lie perfectly flat. If the curves are gentle - think the profile of a watermelon - and if they curve in the same direction, you can usually just sew one to the other and they will be fine.
    This approach works as a new construction method if you layer two pieces of fabric on top of one another, then cut a gentle curve through both layers. Swap the pieces and stitch them together.
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