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Thread: Advice please!

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    Okay so this is my first attempt ( well honestly second..first time didn't go great ) at making a Pinwheel block...No matter what I do I can't seem to get my points in the center to line up exactly. I'm using as accurate of a 1/4 inch seam as I humanly possibly can, so I don't think it is that...any other suggestions?
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    My sister pins them at the place where they meet and they go much better.

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    Can you post a picture?
    Sometimes as we sew the very last few stitches, the fabric tends to veer to one side. Could that be it?

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    I also glue baste my intersections, for me, pinning sometimes distorts the seams and I get better results this way.

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    http://www.allthingsfrugal.com/pinwheel.htm

    This website helped my pinwheels along. The top is now done and looks pretty good. I just can't seem to get to quilting it.

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    If you sew from the middle out, then middle out again it will help. Kind of a pain to do, but it works.

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    Make sure that when you are sewing the first two blocks together they are a good match. Other wise when you sew them into the units you are showing, the centers will be off. :wink:

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    I stick a pin through both points, lining them up together, then I pin on both sides of the points. By doing this I end up with perfect points about 98% of the time. (The other 2% is operator error, lol.)

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    I pin, pin, pin. That way you know your seems and points will come together. After you have your squares done then you square them up before you go on.

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    HST are tricky to get perfect. What helped me the most was having the dog ears cut off before I sewed the triangles together. If one block is off the whole pinwheel will be off.

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