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European 4 in 1 Seams: 15; 30; 45; and 60 Degrees
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15 degree seam. This seam alternates between an expansion/contraction row and a standard European 4 in 1 row. The seam naturally leans to one side unless the expansions/contractions are staggered left/right.
30 degree seam. I first discovered this seam in an article here on the M.A.I.L. website. It leans heavily to one side unless the expansions/contractions are staggered left/right.
60 degree seam. This is the traditional seam of European 4 in 1. It is popular because it is balanced in the middle and does not lean. It is limited because the angle is sharp. It can be difficult to make subtle changes in direction with only 60 degree seams in your tool belt.
45 degree seam. Alternates between 30 degrees and 60 degrees expansions/contractions. The outcome is a seam that averages between the two ~ 45 degrees.
The angle of the seam is the same despite any changes in AR, as long as the AR of the rings is the same throughout the sheet.
These seams can also be translated into scales.
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