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« on: June 30, 2017 12:28:01 AM »

So...I got a new sewing machine today and decided to work on my first quilt in progress with it. However, I didn't realize a couple of things...

1. The default position on this machine is left...no center
2. There's a scant 1/4'' and regular 1/4 seam markings on the throat plate...I used the wrong one

Now my strip blocks are a bit two small...I'm doing the Jelly Roll Jam Quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop...but I cut my strips from fat quarters and yardage. It's a blanket for a new mom...so guys should i start all over from scratch? I think I was just so excited to open the box and get started I didn't even bother to read the manual. I'm 50% finished with piecing my blocks together.

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017 08:50:09 AM »

So here's the thing, as long as you stay consistent with this quilt, you'll be fine. I personally wouldn't start over, but you just don't want to mix blocks with two different size seam allowances in the same quilt. Just keep doing what you're doing for this quilt and then for the next one, I would recommend just getting 1/4 inch foot with a guide, perfect seam allowances every time and super easy. I think I got mine from Amazon for under $10.

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