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    Machine Stitcher

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    Default Matching corners or points

    Couple of questions please:
    Do any of have computers that you keep files on or print templates?

    Second question: made a quilt top that had flying geese and squares. When I put units together had a difficult time getting seams to match. It appeared that squares where not same size, even though I thought they were cut all alike

    Old stitcher

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    Do the blocks have the same number of seams? Welcome to the forum. As for the computer, I have never stored template patterns on a computer. Maybe someone has some suggestions. A picture would help, too.
    Bev

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    Sometimes it's not the cutting - but how you pressed them - especially flying geese. They are easy to press out of shape. I find if I finger-press them and then sew them together, they seem to match up better.
    ***Kathy***

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    Did you measure your flying geese units before you sewed them into the block? Were they all exactly the same?

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    Thank you for answering-yes they did have the same number of seams, there were times the seams matched perfectly and then the next one was off by 1/8". Not sure why it happens unless I'm stretching my material when I iron

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    I will try that, I started making my flying geese the way the Missouri Quilting tutorial showed but maybe I'm doing something wrong there

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    Not always it would seen like some were wider on the bottom than the others but did not notice until I had started piecing block units together

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    I agree with Kathy, it has to be the ironing. Just press (not go back and forth) and don't use steam.



    Lorie

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    Default Re: Matching corners or points

    I am often a little off on my cutting, and that creates a problem with my points at times. And the pressing. I know I stretch the fabric when I press it.

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