I don’t know when I learned that quilting shadows were bad, but now I fret over them. I worry I’ll miss a shadow sliver and once it’s in the quilting phase I won’t be able to fix it. Quilting Shadows are those annoying slivers of fabric which show through a lighter fabric. They are easy to avoid if you’re pressing to the dark side all the time:
But, make a simple four-block and you can’t press only to the dark side:
And, I like releasing the threads in the middle seam to reduce the bulk in the middle of the four-block. This also confirms you have a perfectly matched seam.
Now, the seams are pressed toward the white and away from the darker fabric, and, of course, this one has a blue shadow.
What to do?
TRIM THE SHADOWS!
The result is a block with NO DARK SHADOWS:
I’m linking up with The Late Night Quilters’ Tips and Tutorials Tuesday.
Getting out of the shadows,
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Hi Wanda! Thanks for linking up with me! Exactly where do you trim the shadows? I’m confused, but I really really want to know!