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Thread: I don't like foundation piecing......but

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    Junior Member nantucketsue's Avatar
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    Is there another easier way of getting really sharp thin points on a Maltese Cross? I don't usually have a problem with other points, but this one has me flummoxed. I pieced one, but the centre went pear shaped. Needle turn was ok but the points just frayed.

    Forgot to mention that I really wanted to applique it, so you can see my dilemma.
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    That's a cool block. sorry no suggestions but for me the only way I could get points that sharp would be paper (foundation) piecing it.

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    how about fusable applique? you can cut your points as sharp as you want.
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    Ah yeah that too would be a great alternative :) love those blocks btw

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    [quote=ckcowl]how about fusable applique? you can cut your points as sharp as you want.[/quote

    These are fantastic. Is this fusible, if so what stitch did you use to secure?

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    What about cut away? Do it from the backside. Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    What about cut away? Do it from the backside. Just a thought
    Reverse applique. Never thought of that. Add a bit of trapunto into the back ......Thank you!!

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