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A common patchwork unit where getting a good line up can be tricky is the “Square-in-a-Square” unit. Four triangles are sewn around a central square. It should finish as shown in the photo above, with enough of the triangle fabric remaining all round to leave a quarter inch seam allowance beyond the points of the…

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Once you move on from simple squares to more interesting patchwork designs, you may run into a few problems when stitching smaller units together into a block. For example, have you ever joined a square to a Flying Geese unit, and wondered why the square is sticking out at the bottom…….? It’s tempting at this…

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How important is it that your quilt is ‘perfect’? Do all the points and seams have to match exactly? Does your colour choice have to meet with universal approval? Should your stitch-in-the ditch stay there and never deviate? Should your quilting stitches be beautifully even and neat and accurate? Or, alternatively, why are you making…