Get Perfect Points with Precision Pinning

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It’s a Great Addition to Your Piecing Toolbox!

Have you ever noticed how perfectly placed fabric pieces can shift as they move under the presser foot? Despite your best efforts, the results are often seams with less than perfect intersections and inaccurate triangle points.

Precision pinning is a tool that many quilters overlook. It’s also a great way to ensure that pieces stay put as seams are sewn.

Get Perfect Points with Precision Pinning

Alex Anderson has written an excellent article about “good pinmanship” for the American Quilter’s Society blog. Her pinning methods ensure that fabric cannot possibly shift, therefore producing the most accurate seams. While you may not care whether or not every seam is exactly perfect, her method works well for any situation where seams do need to be exact.

Get Perfect Points with Precision Pinning

First, she recommends tools, such as very fine pins like these. She also uses a temporary washable glue stick. She then goes on to clearly illustrate how and where to place pins and glue in her excellent article.

Click here for the “Good Pinnmanship” article.

Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from Ivory Spring.


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