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Thread: Paper Piecing Points Question

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    Paper Piecing Points Question

    I remember seeing somewhere on the old board that someone had posted a tip about PP'ing points. i have searched and cannot find it now.

    The tip was to sew a few stitches inside or outside the line at the point or something along that. Could someone please clarify this for me? I am going to be doing a New York Beauty in the near future and this tip was really REALLY good, but i can't remember how it goes.

    Thanks a BUNCH!

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    Hi, I would think that sewing just inside the line would be the better of the two choices...this way when you flip the fabric and the point isn't quite near where it's supposed to be you can stitch again a little closer...If you stitch oustside the line and the point is past where it needs to be...you will have to rip out and sew again. Honchey

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    go to quilterscache.com they have a quick little tute on paper piecing. You stitch 2 stitches or so past the end of the seam.
    Doreen

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    Can't help with the tip, but love your exercise recommendation! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmorethings View Post
    go to quilterscache.com they have a quick little tute on paper piecing. You stitch 2 stitches or so past the end of the seam.
    Adding this to previous post, On the quilterscache site it teaches you to back tack on the beginning and end of the seam, i was taught to stitch a couple extra stitches at the start and end of the seam. Try both ways and see which works best for you. Happy piecing
    Doreen

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    I always go a few stitches past the line. Your next piece will cover completely. Stopping a few stitches short will give you a incomplete point!!

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    I agree - begin stitching 2-3 stitch length before the actual start point and 2-3 stitches after the actual end point.
    The next stitch line will cross over the stitches and lock everything in place.
    On the outside line of the block or section of block, I sew past the cut/square up line. That way I know my piece is secure

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    deffinatly stitch past the line stoping point and as for getting a good point and not cutting it off. you want to stitch a thread or two to outside of the point. and it really depends on how you are turning the fabric that will give you how much if the point is turning you might need an extra thread but if the new fabric is what is being turned then you will probably only need a thread or two to the outside of the x in the point. this is how I do it and it works well for me.
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    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I hate when you have something right on the tip of your brain and can't remember.

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    Great information thanks thanks for posting!

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