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Hand Piecing

Hand Piecing & Even Stitches

Jinny is often asked how to achieve even stitches when hand piecing. Her response: it’s all about the tension.

Joining 6 Points

When sewing six points together, sew the first three pieces and then the second three, and finally one straight seam will join the two halves together.

Joining Eight Points

When joining eight points, sew the first four pieces together and then the second four, and finally one straight seam will join the two halves. See how Jinny gets those seams lined up in this tip.

Joining Four Points

Looking to have your seams align perfectly in a four-patch or similar block. This tip is for you.

Working with Silk Thread

Silk thread is so fine that it tends to slide right out of the eye of the needle. One solution is to actually tie the thread to the needle. The silk is so fine that that the knot does not interfere with the sewing.