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jessw327

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Date: 5/1/08 11:30 AM

I have no idea how the best way to do this is. Any advice?

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Date: 5/1/08 12:38 PM

This fact sheet may be of help. Matching Plaid

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Date: 5/1/08 12:42 PM

Threads #134 (January 2008) has a a helpful article on page 28.

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Date: 5/1/08 1:22 PM

Practice!

I've only done it a few times, but here's what's worked for me:

The first think to keep in mind is that unless the seams have no curves, it's not going to match for the entire length of the seam. So you have to decide where it's most important for the match to be perfect, and work from there.

Also, you need to cut out your pieces one at a time, because the probability of folding the fabric and lining it up perfectly is low.

Start by marking on your pattern, the spot on the adjacent pieces where you want it to match exactly. The spot is at the stitching line, not the cutting line. (That was a few mistakes before I figured it out.)

Take your first piece, and place it on the fabric so that the spot is on a prominent place in the plaid - for example, directly on a corner. Make sure you have it really, really straight with the grain.

Take your next piece, and place it on the fabric so the spot you marked is precisely on the same kind of corner in the plaid design, and make sure it's really, really straight with the grain.

All that's required is precision, and it should work.

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