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Thread: Pulling My HAIR OUT !!!!!!

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    Pulling My HAIR OUT !!!!!!

    I just finished making (15) 8 point stars for this new pattern. They all looked good UNTIL I went to assemble the dang thing. the blocks ended up all wonky. I may have 5 that are useable. I'm stomping my feet and ready to spit. I took extra care with the cutting and sewing. Was so proud that I actually took great pains to make sure everything was accurate. So my questions is????? Do I start all over or put it down and come back later to try again? No idea what happened!!! But now am VERY discouraged. I havent been doing this that long, would say I'm an experienced newbie thanks for letting me vent. Hubby just gets a glass eyed look when I try to explain why I have tears in my eyes!!!
    Life's a dance, you learn as you go

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    So sorry!!! I also consider myself an experienced newbie and I feel your pain. I think I would put it down for a while and regroup!! Might not be so bad when the head clears.

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    Not even attempting to touch inset seams yet, but keep trying you'll get the hang of it. I think harriet hardgrave has a book on it I think its the senior year volume.
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    Don't give up yet. Try spraying them lightly with water, blocking them and pressing them. Not sure what pattern you are doing, but sashing can cover a multitude of sins. Then there's always wonky blocks that are really fun. Post a pic and let us see the problem.
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    Have a glass of wine. Tomorrow, ask a local friend to help. Or maybe there's a tutorial on the internet. Or maybe your LQS staff will help.

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    Could you add a border around each one to minimize the mistakes?

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    A picture is worth a thousand hair pulls. Show us and we may be able to give an easy fix

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    Please post a pic of your blocks. If they are what I think they are I (and many others) can give you some pointers on getting the blocks to come out square.
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    Are they Flying Geese? My 8 point stars are Flying Geese, so I wondered if that is what you are talking about. They can get wonky.
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    Spray starch and up down pressing may help, this sort of blocks the stars.

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