Perfect Piecing

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Your step-by-step guide to perfect piecing.

More than 270 color, step-by-step photos and crystal-clear directions from the experts make each and every sewing session fun and successful no matter what your skill level is.

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* How to sew accurate 1/4-inch seams every time

* Innovative tricks for strip and string piecing

* Secrets for perfectly matched seams

* Five simple ways to make triangle squares ...

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Overview

Your step-by-step guide to perfect piecing.

More than 270 color, step-by-step photos and crystal-clear directions from the experts make each and every sewing session fun and successful no matter what your skill level is.

Here's just a sampling of what you'll learn:

* How to sew accurate 1/4-inch seams every time

* Innovative tricks for strip and string piecing

* Secrets for perfectly matched seams

* Five simple ways to make triangle squares (and when to use each one)

* How to sew pucker-free set-in seams

* Tips that make paper foundation piecing easy

* Easy methods for perfectly smooth curved seams

* How hand piecing can save you time

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
20 Top Tips for Piecing 8
Tools of the Trade 10
Preparing Fabric for Patchwork 14
Cutting Patches with Templates 18
Rotary Cutting for Precision Piecing 24
The Perfect 1/4-Inch Seam 28
Machine Piecing Basics 32
Pressing for Precision 40
Matching Magic for Individual Pieces 46
Matching Magic for Seam Intersections 50
Time-Saving Strip Piecing 54
Individual Triangle Squares 58
Grid-Method Triangle Squares 64
Bias-Square Triangles 68
Quarter-Square Triangles 72
Setting in Seams with Ease 76
Mastering Eight-Seam Joins 80
Easy Piecing with Partial Seams 86
Incredibly Easy Curved Seams 90
The Basics of Paper Foundation Piecing 96
Easy and Accurate Foundation Preparation 102
Creative Crazy Piecing 108
String Piecing on Foundations 112
Up-to-Date Hand Piecing 116
Piecing Glossary 122
About the Writers 126
Acknowledgments 126
Index 127
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