Prevent Waves and Curves When Sewing Long Seams

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It’s All in How the Fabric Feeds Through the Machine!

Do you tend to get long strips that curve and wave a bit when sewn together? While sometimes that can be pressed out, it’s far easier to work with sewn strips that are straight and flat.

The Gourmet Quilter does an excellent job of explaining why this happens – and how to prevent it – any time you’re sewing long seams. The secret is in how the fabric feeds through the machine.

Prevent Waves and Curves When Sewing Long Strips Together

A duel feed or walking foot will give you good results. However, you can also get straight flat strips with a standard foot by employing a bit of preparation and by holding the fabric a certain way while sewing. Watch as she explains in the video below.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.


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