As pattern matching can sometimes be very time consuming, I have put together a very simple technique without the need of tacking:
Prepare two pieces of fabric that you want to join and pattern match. It’s always best to pattern match fabrics on the selvedge side on both pieces but even raw edges are ok.
Lay your first piece of fabric right side upwards with the raw edge or selvedge on the right hand side.
Fold and press over one side of the selvedge or raw edge on your second piece of fabric with wrong side facing upwards and place the crease line on top of the first piece and match the pattern.
At this stage all you need to do is to machine down the crease line on your second piece of the fabric and you have to make sure that this is done as close to the fold or crease line as possible.( Where the black pins are pointing)
After stitching through three layers of fabric lay flat and press and you will have two pieces of fabric with a perfect pattern matching on both front and back.
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