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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Piecing And Joining Diamond Rows [Tute]

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Joining diamonds isn't as straight forward as joining squares.  It sure looks like it should be easy, those straight lines and angled corners line up perfectly ready to sew a 1/4" seam but that's not the case at all.  Let me show you what happens when you sew them together this way and then I'll show you how to line them up so they DO join perfectly.

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This post contains a Craftsy affiliate banner for which I am paid commission on click-through purchases. Craftsy pay me 100% of my retail pattern sales via their site.  Susan Sato @EasyPiecing purchases patterns directly from me and no further payments or commission are received by me for click-throughs or purchases from the Easy Piecing website. 

Piecing + Joining Diamond Rows

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Personally, I do have a great tool that is really helpful with these pesky overhangs and I'll show you how I use it with these next set of 4 diamonds, but don't forget you can achieve the same results with no tool at all as I showed you above 😊

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Now let's take a look at how to line up the seams when we're joining 2 rows of diamonds - again not quite as straight forward as joining 2 rows of squares or rectangles!

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

This is my super easy tip for ensuring the seams are joined perfectly without having to undo your seams over and over until you get it right!

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Isn't that an easy way of getting a perfect 4 diamond seam join? 

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

More info about my Harlequin Quilt Pattern is available here on my blog and you can purchase the pattern by clicking the button below to visit my Craftsy pattern store and a kit to make an identical Dupioni silk version is available to purchase directly from Easy Piecing (includes pattern, interfaced diamonds and interfaced binding).


Harlequin Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com 
Piecing + Joining Diamond Rows

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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7 comments:

  1. thank you so much. This is a beautiful easy to follow tutorial.

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    1. Thanks Sam for taking time to comment, it's great to get your feedback :D

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  2. Never tried diamond because of this problem, you have inspired me to have a go

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    1. Let me know how you go on, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make :D

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  3. That's fantastic, you make it so clear. Pinning, because one day I'm going to need this. Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

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    1. Hello Chris, just wanted to let you know this great tutorial is one of the features at #HandmadeMonday this week :-)

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  4. I've never figured out how to do this neatly, but you make it look easy :)

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