Ok – if you don’t make mistakes, you don’t learn anything – & I realise that I have made a big dropped clanger of a mistake.
I’ve been quite pleased at my early attempts with the neatness of my seams – although puzzled that they look so big. After all, I’ve been working with the fabric edge to the mark just to the left of the ⅝” mark on the base plate of the sewing machine, as this will give me a ¼” seam.
Er – no, you nitwit, it won't.
Well obviously this is the ½” mark which explains why my seams look so massive - it is because they are massive.
You all spotted it in an instant, of course, & SewAli’s polite comment, "Generally in patchwork we work with a ¼” seam," should have alerted me too.
But the alarm bells didn’t really kick in until Flum said, “As long as all your seams are the same, it almost doesn't matter what they are.”
Ring-a-ding! Hello! Quilters calling Hazel!
Once realisation dawned, I had a crack at proper ¼” seams today – blimey – they are TINY!
More practise needed - & you lot are going to have to be a lot less subtle.
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