Sewing Perfect Matchpoints on Intersecting Seams
It seems so straightforward – lining up and stitching intersecting seamlines (or plaids or stripes) so that they match perfectly. And sometimes it’s a very visible intersection – back and front shoulder princess seams come to mind. But, as even the most experienced sewers know, there are all sorts of variables to make it tricky: the pressure of the presser foot can throw things off, the slipperiness of the fabric, and sometimes things just shift. They just do. But, I’ve got a couple of methods to help you out.
I was teaching in Sacramento awhile back, and someone – a quilter – introduced me to Clover forked pins, which I’d not seen before. She credited them with allowing her to make perfect matches when stitching her quilts; she showed me her work, and the matching was indeed impeccable. She gave me a box of the pins, and I pretty much…
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