Quilters Companion

Perfect Points!

At a recent quilt show I had a chat with a friend, Maria. She is an incredible seamstress; the dresses and heirloom stitching she can do just blows my mind. However, Maria avoids quilting. The reason, she says, is because although she carefully cuts out her pieces, carefully sews her fabric together, and carefully presses her finished block, somehow it just never measures up to what the pattern says it should. She says her block is almost always too small and it is really tricky to get the points to line up.

I know we have all been in the same situation so I thought this month I would give you my best tips to fix this problem.

First up, throw away your ¼in foot! I’m sure this is probably

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