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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Curved piecing

    When learning to sew clothing, I was taught to sew a long basting stitch on the single layer of fabric and gather it just a smidge to help ease it. The other suggestions given were also important.

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    I was wondering how it was going? I was cruising Pinterest and all these curved quilts started coming up. It made me think of you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    I was wondering how it was going? I was cruising Pinterest and all these curved quilts started coming up. It made me think of you.
    The classes will start in March so I won't know until then.
    Coleen

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    I do my curves like the pinless tutorial. I do starch the pieces tho.

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    Here is a video that helps sewing DP without using pins. Perhaps it could be shown at the beginning of class or emailed to the students to review prior.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTOGt4cRdJE

    Is it possible for them to purchase a 1/4 foot before the class? It should be included on the supply list. If not, perhaps one sewing machine could be set up so each student can compare with and without the 1/4 foot.

    Don't even mention "hard or difficult" about the curved piecing just show them the technique. Sewing can be easier if we don't know it's supposed to be hard.

    Honestly, the class schedule should be revised to reflect a true beginners class to avoid frustrating the new students. Learning about techniques, tools including the 1/4 foot, and accurate straight piecing methods should be experienced prior to this class.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post

    Don't even mention "hard or difficult" about the curved piecing just show them the technique. Sewing can be easier if we don't know it's supposed to be hard.
    Exactly! I have accomplished many things because I didn't know it was suposed to be hard, until after, when I showed it to people.

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    Sara Moe (Sew Inspired) shows how to do curved piecing using Wonder Tape.

    https://www.sewinspired.com/wp-conte...ssEZmethod.pdf

    She has a video on her home page under 'techniques'. I've done this and I think it works well.

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