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Thread: points, matching seams and pressing

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    Senior Member Blinky's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a best way of learning how to do points, matching seams and how to press seams. I have been working on a couple of quilts...they say to press the seams this way or that way and at some point the seams are pressed the same direction causing bulk. I just purchase the two new Quilt Academy books Harriet Hargrave and her daughter Carrie Hargave. I think there will be 6 Volumes eventually. Only the first two Volumes out now. She has a different certain method with seams. Sometimes I wonder if pressing all seams open is the way to go :lol:

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    I do scrappy quilts and I press to one side and the next row the other side and they snug up when I join the blocks or rows.

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    To match points perfectly, take a pin and push it from the wrong side to the right side vertically at the very tip of the point. Now push through the very tip of the point to match it to. Be sure to keep the pin vertical. I put two fingers on the underside, one on each side of the pin and hold it vertical, as I place a pin on each side the hold the fabric in place. When you stitch, your thread should be just a thread towards the edge away from the points to allow for the fold when opened.

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    Senior Member Blinky's Avatar
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    Thanks so much for taking the time to type the info. I will definitely try it tomorrow. Thanks for trying to make my life easier :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I do scrappy quilts and I press to one side and the next row the other side and they snug up when I join the blocks or rows.
    I do the same thing. With points I found the only way that works for me is paper piecing. But that's just me :)

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    I heard paper piecing works good for points but haven't tried it. Haven't gotten into paper piecing yet.

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    I am definitely going to try this...I bookmarked the website. Thanks!

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    I just watched it. Missouri Star is the most awesome website!
    She makes everything easy!!!!!!! Thanks ! :D

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    I agree about the Missouri website! Course I haven't tried it yet! It does look easy :lol:

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