Match Seams Perfectly with This Tip

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A Great Solution for Seams Pressed to the Side and Those Pressed Open!

Do you sometimes struggle to get seams to match up – and stay that way while you stitch them? This solution may be just what you need to achieve perfectly matched seams every time.

Quilters often overlook double-pointed Clover fork pins so you may not realize that they’ll easily hold seams without shifting. Plus, they are curved on the ends so you can gently pull them out as you’re sewing along.

Match Seams Perfectly with Fork Pins

Photo from Tied with a Ribbon.

To ensure nothing shifts, insert the pins with the points toward the edge and you can pull them back while still holding the fabric in place as you sew by the pins. Or, do as Suzy from Suzy Quilts recommends and very slowly stitch over them.

Match Seams Perfectly with Fork Pins

Do you press seams to the side? In the following article, Suzy shows how to use the pins for perfectly nested seams.

Click here for the “Fork Pins: The Best Way to Match Seams Perfectly” article.

Match Seams Perfectly with Fork Pins

Photo from Tied with a Ribbon.

Where fork pins really shine is when sewing together seams that have been pressed open. The matched seams cannot possibly slide as you’re sewing them.

Match Seams Perfectly with Fork Pins

Learn more in the following article by Lisa Briese for Lou Lou & Betty about using fork pins for seams that have been pressed open.

Click here for the “Match Seams Perfectly with Fork Pins” article.

Clover fork pins can be purchased here.


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