Many times you find three pieces that you must sew together
to make different quilts, such as baby blocks, kite shaped pieces, or even the
setting triangles and squares for a lone star quilt. Trying to get these sewn
together without getting a little pleat has been difficult.
Make the process easier by:
- Always sew from the cut edges into the center with the greatest amount of
fabric to the left of the needle.
- Use a foot on your machine that has an open channel so you can see where
you are sewing.
- Use a ¼" guide to the right of your foot so your seam allowance is accurate.
I use a piece of foam pad with a sticky side. You can use a magnetic seam guide or
even a piece of masking tape, whatever you find easier.
- Start your seam at the edge of the fabric, but stop sewing ¼" from the center.
- Back stitch at the beginning and end of your seams.
- After sewing all three seams, press all the seam allowances going in one
direction so the center lies flat opening up like the petals of a flower.