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Thread: Help Needed - Applique Points

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    Help somebody please. I'm appliquing a 12-point star to the center of a quilt and can't figure out the best way to address the points. Can somebody offer suggestions? :?:

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    I find needle turning is the best method

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    I am not sure that I understand the question, but here goes. If you are doing needle turned, and you get to the tip of the star, fold the tip in before you attempt to turn under the sides. That way, your raw edge will be concealed and have no chance of raveling. I hope that I have helped!

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    Thanks - but a further question - I have trimmed the seam allowance at the point, but find that turning under both sides of the point results in a 'fat' point which doesn't lay nicely. Is there a trick to turning under the point before you turn under the two sides? :shock:

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    I was taught to turn under the point first and then the sides. If you can picture what I mean. The points are more or less turned twice. I hope this is clearer than mud!

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    Thanks Vicki :) (I'm a Vicky, too!)

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    We're the brainy ones right? :lol:

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    You may try tapering when you trim,so near the point, there will be less to turn under. a tiny bit of steam-a-seam or wonder under would help there, too, just for insurance.

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    Thanks! I tried all of your suggestions, and they worked!

    I tapered the points a little more, pressed them, added Wonder Under, and pressed them down. They are laying much nicer.

    Thanks again! :lol:

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    I was taught NEVER to start ANY appliqued piece at the end, this would include the tip of the point. Alway start in the middle and work your way around. Complete one side of the point and the other will follow. Using Fray Check wil stop the fraying Hope this helps. GiGi :D

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