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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Set-In Seams

Somehow I have managed to avoid set in seams over my 10 years of quilting. OK, not "somehow", I have avoided them like the plague! Most of the time I try to stick to the KISS motto (Keep It Simple Stupid) and set-in seams didn't look all that simple to me. At the Dear Jane Mini Retreat on Saturday I decided that as long as I had lots of tech support it would be a good time to give set-in seams a whirl with an "easy" spool block. It took some coaching from several seasoned quilters and a little unsewing, but I finally ended up with a fairly flat alternate DJ block when all was said and done.

4 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Congrats! I've only done set-in seams a few times, but they did get easier with practice. It's the sort of thing that I think would be much easier with hand sewing.

Melanie said...

Well done for pushing your boundaries. It looks really good. I'm in awe! I've only set in my hand, or if dressmaking I hand baste 1st.

Barb said...

Looks good to me ~ I'd say "well done" my friend! I like your fabric colors!

quiltingnana said...

great....I've only done set in seams by machine a couple of times ...they are frustrating!

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