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We have some awesome stuff on our walls! Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))
Here comes the fun part -
I laid out the patches for three white blocks -
And three black blocks -
I started with the first black block on the lower left -
And had trouble getting the block to come out to 6-1/2” -
Even after switching to the Lexus/Lily -
But I FINALLY got it the right size -
Or at least close enough for me - ;))
But because I was having trouble -
I decided to play/test my seam allowance AGAIN with some nine-patches -
So I cut some 2” squares -
See - they ARE 2” square -
Then I sewed up a little nine-patch -
Pressed it all nice and neat -
It should measure 5” square when it gets sewn together -
Cute - huh?
Measured it up -
From side to side - 5" -
Right on -
From top to bottom - 4-7/8" -
It’s 1/8” SHORT -
It seems that my vertical seams -
Between the patches are right on -
But my horizontal seams -
Between the rows -
Are TOO WIDE?
How does that happen?
Have you ever had your computer do something really weird and you say to yourself -
I couldn't do that IF I WANTED TO!!
I'm saying that RIGHT NOW!!
How does one side come out shorter than the other??
I couldn't do that IF I WANTED TO!! ;))
It’s the same machine -
The same settings -
The ONLY difference is patch vs. row -
Guess it's back to the
Some of you are probably thinking that I am being REALLY anal about this -
I need to get that seam allowance NAILED before I try to get all of these
pieces/parts/blocks/geese/wings sewn together - and SOON!! ;))
What REALLY frustrates me -
Is that my “Standard/Usual scant 1/4” settings” WILL work SOMETIMES -
And then WON'T work at other times -
For NO APPARENT REASON!!
Is it the weather or what?? ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -
P.S. Got an email yesterday - Jo-Ann is having a sale on the AccuQuilt ® Go! this week - $349.00 on sale for $199.99. If you have your heart set on getting one - now is the time!!
BOB and I are in the process of returning SEVEN dies - so we may not be the ones to ask about whether or not you should get one. We planned to tell you our little adventure next month - because first I have to get this top together in order to link up on February 6 - and as you can probably see - I don't really have the time right now to tell the tale. So just let me say this - Jo-Ann also has the June Tailor Slotted Rulers on sale this week - and for way less $$$. ;))