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Thread: HELP need tips on joining centers

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    DonnaD's Avatar
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    I have been quilting for years but have always avoided stars and such that have more than four points in the center. Mine always have a big lump or won't lie flat. What's the secret??

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    i press open

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    Super Member merry's Avatar
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    I trim seam fabric at an angle toward center being very careful not to cut into seam stitches, then press seams open. Learned this in a class at LQS.

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    I atleast press the center seam open, but often will press them all open on blocks like this :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I atleast press the center seam open, but often will press them all open on blocks like this :D:D:D
    I do this also. Good luck!

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    Thanks so much. I just finished my first star block with 8 points in the center and it laid perfectly flat. I used everybody's advice and am so grateful for you guys taking the time to help me out.

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