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    Seam width when using precuts

    This is my first time visiting this forum. I can see that being part of a quilting forum will be a delight.

    I have a question. I've never sewn using precuts when exactness of the seam width has been necessary. I'm doing one now. The question is: When using precuts (specifically, a jelly roll) do you measure the 1/4 inch seam from the outside edge of the zigzag, or from the inside edge of the zigzag?

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    Re: Seam width when using precuts

    Welcome to the forum. The outside edge of the zigzag.

    Marion

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      #3
      Re: Seam width when using precuts

      Actually, you can use either. Just be consistent throughout your project, whichever you decide to use.

      Having said that, I almost always use the outside. But some precuts have a very deep pinked edge while others have a very shallow pinked edge. The deep ones are the ones where I will use the inside to have a more stable seam.

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        Re: Seam width when using precuts

        I use the outside edge.
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          #5
          Re: Seam width when using precuts

          I use the outside edge as well. Ditto on being consistent - I found out the hard way that it really does matter.
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            #6
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            You should use the outside edge. Jenny says this in a few of her tutorials also.
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              #7
              Re: Seam width when using precuts

              Originally posted by Bubby View Post
              You should use the outside edge. Jenny says this in a few of her tutorials also.
              True enough about Jenny using the outside edge in her tutorials, but other quilt instructors use the inside. So it's not an either/or it's really just personal preference and the key is to pick one and be consistent throughout that quilt project. (In fact, I've actually heard Jenny say this in a few of her tutes.)
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