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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Piecing small blocks

    I did the 365 quilt challenge last year and was forced to get comfortable with tiny pieces (up to 45 pieces in a 3-inch block). Accurate cutting and a consistent seam allowance is critical. Definitely press well and spin the seams when appropriate to distribute the bulk. Because mine was a scrappy quilt, I learned to choose fabrics where the warp and weft threads were fine enough to allow really crisp pressing. I came to really love batiks for those complicated blocks. I could not get the same results using bulkier cotton fabrics.

    It's a personal choice, but I prefer to press after sewing each seam. Be very careful to not distort the fabric. I rarely use steam.

    Good luck with your project!

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Re: Piecing small blocks

    Thanks for posting this question. I learned a lot by reading the answers.

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: Piecing small blocks

    Can someone please explain what "spinning a seam" means?

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    Machine Stitcher

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    Default Re: Piecing small blocks

    Quote Originally Posted by kjohnson View Post
    Can someone please explain what "spinning a seam" means?
    Thanks. I had that same question.

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