Sunday, March 21, 2021

Twist Those Seams!

Having super flat seams at block intersections or block units, makes quilting so much easier. A few years back, I learned how to twist my seams and that was a game changer.

Way back in 2014, I wrote up a blog post on how to twist seams and it was well received. I know that it helped a lot of quilters and that makes me happy. That information is still good, but I've made a couple of changes in process. You can see the original tutorial HERE

Recently, while facilitating an on-line Mapleton Avenue Sew Along for Chestnut Ridge Sewing, I demonstrated this updated seam twisting information. The pattern called for seam twisting, but many participants had never done it and didn't understand what to do. I included twisting in the weekly video and was thrilled to hear people say how much they appreciated the video.

With that in mind, I decided to edit the video to just the twisting segment and share it here. My hope is that between the original tutorial and this video, you become a Seam Twister!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I prefer to press seams open with a block like this. I shudder with the twisted as you are cutting back a seam's stitches, thus weakening a seam.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I do like to spin the seams because I hate hitting them on the longarm. I don't like to open the seams unless I have a bunch of points all meeting in the middle because when quilting, if you go cross over a seam that is opened, there is a danger in the needle piercing the thread exposed in the seam and breaking it. Just my two cents. Thanks for the video.