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  • #16
    Re: Seaming widths together.

    Thank you all so much! I was having a bit of a brain cell malfunction, but all is clear now!

    I will go home and cut curtain lengths tonight!

    Kind regards, Jessie
    I'd rather be sewing!

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    • #17
      Re: Seaming widths together.

      Originally posted by sas
      I use this method nearly all the time - the seams lie nice and flat for one thing. I just pin into place without basting and run through the machine. I find I have better pattern matching results seaming this way, but it does take a little practice to get the sewing line in the right place for perfect matching (see Philip's post).
      I totally agree - I use this method nearly all the time and it does give a better pattern match and yes Philip is right too!
      Yvonne

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      • #18
        Re: Seaming widths together.

        We also use this method for joining silk... it stops any light coming thru the seams.
        Kindest Regards

        Penny

        Denton Drapes

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        • #19
          Re: Seaming widths together.

          I might just try this next time!
          Chris

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          • #20
            Re: Seaming widths together.

            I have tried this but found that it made my seam very rigid and I would not hang correctly. Maybe I will try again if so many other people use the method.
            Julie
            Julie

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            • #21
              Re: Seaming widths together.

              I have also tried this method. It certainly makes pattern matching easier but I also felt it made the seam quite rigid and more obvious.
              Kind regards
              Colina

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              • #22
                Re: Seaming widths together.

                I find it a useful technique - really quick and easy to pattern match most fabrics. Like most things, experience tells you when to use it, and when not.
                Louise


                sigpic Simply Sewing

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                • #23
                  Re: Seaming widths together.

                  I tried it today with a Roman blind. I found that I did lose a little of the matching in the stitching line. I also found that it left quite a ridge in the seam. I tried it again using a very small zig -zig. This made the seam softer, but I kept missing some of the seam as I was trying to get really close to the edge!! It took me longer than normal so I shall continue with my normal method on curtains, but will use this on loose covers as it is a stronger seam.
                  Julie
                  Julie

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                  • #24
                    Re: Seaming widths together.

                    As you live you learn, now I've just completed seaming 4 pairs of width and a half via slip stitching on the right side then machine stitching the seams together now I will try this method on the next set. thanks.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Seaming widths together.

                      Hi, I use this method all the time since it's really easy to pattern match exactly. I find it best to iron over the folded width before putting it through the machine.
                      Lizziesi
                      Warm Regards,

                      Lizzie
                      Signature Interiors

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                      • #26
                        I use this method for seaming blackout lining. For those of you who have industrial machines you can get a compensating foot. One of the toes is sprung and it rides exactly next to the fold. Great for even top stitching. They come in various widths IE 1/16 inch, 1/8 inch this is the relationship of the needle to the fold.

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                        • #27
                          Compensating foot and top stitched seam

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