• Fact: It’s great when all your seams nest together because you pressed correctly.
• Fact: No matter how you press, sometimes there will be a place where the seams won’t nest. In the photo below, you can see that both seam allowances are toward the right. It would be so much easier if one was toward the left.
• Fact: There’s an easy fix for that!
I call it “Clip & Flip.” You may be surprised at how simple and effective this method is. Let me show you how it works.
About 1″ down from the patch edges as shown above, clip carefully into the seam allowance on one of the rows. (Be certain you do not clip too deeply—you don’t want to clip into the actual stitches.)
Flip the 1″ portion to the left. Now the seam allowances nest nicely! The one you flipped is toward the left, and the one behind is still to the right.
Add a pin to match the seams perfectly and sew. Just an easy little trick to make everything nest beautifully.
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For more tips from QM’s Back to School Party, check out these posts.