I LEARNED SOMETHING!!!
I'm shouting, aren't I?
Sorry 'bout that.
Let me start again... a little more calmly this time perhaps...
I have learned something.
Yesterday, or was it the day before... hm... I can't really remember now. The day before seems most likely though... Anyway. I learned how to line up seams while piecing my quilt blocks!!! YAY YIPPEE!!! YAHOOOEY!!
Sorry. Sorry. Yes I know. I cannot contain my excitement! But here's why. I have been piecing quilts on and off for a FEW YEARS, but it is only NOW that I managed to make my seams match. It's incredible! Also a little disconcerting that it took me so long... See, I had learned about nesting the seams and pinning and such before, but the day before yesterday the stars aligned, the heavens opened up and, I UNDERSTOOD. As I was sewing together this quilt (the completed quilt is HERE by the way), I finally figured out the trick. Now, there are likely millions out there who know this trick already. If you're one of them, you may click away and come back when I'm sharing something worthy of your time.
If you're just learning (as I seem to be), you can stay. Are you ready?
THE TRICK IS:
Line up the seams and then pin directly through the seams or as closely as possible to them.
It "seams" logical doesn't it? Of course it does. Why do you think it took me so long to figure it out? Here's a little schematic I put together. Hopefully it makes some kind of sense...
As it turns out, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Correct your history books and cite this day as proof.