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Not all patchwork patterns can be assembled with continuous straight seams; sometimes a piece has to be set in. The most important consideration when setting in pieces is this: you must stop all stitching at the place where the seam allowances on the pieces cross, thus allowing an opening so the fabrics can be set in smoothly and without puckers.

Watch the video to see Jinny demonstrate the technique for those who sew by machine or by hand.

2 thoughts on “Inset-Seams

  1. Hi Jinny
    I am making a quilt in a STARRY PATHS design I saw on your website.
    Using Delhi patterned fabric.
    No panels so the points of the “stars” meet.
    May it be possible to show a video on how to sew the blocks together and also where the tips of said stars meet in the corners?
    Love the design and pattern.
    Pam W Taylor

    1. You can find many great videos and visual tips and lessons free on our website by clicking here. We would love to see pictures of your project when it is all done!

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