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Thread: Somebody Pleeeese help....

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    Senior Member jodimae's Avatar
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    I don't know what else to do!! Are these suppose to be like this at the area of the side points on the diamonds? I thought they were suppose to line up. I have checked and re-checked the 1/4" seams and the correct cutting. I don't want to piece all eight diamonds if this is wrong. The small diamond at the top is off also. ANY advice is welcomed!!!

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    I don't know your pattern, so am only making an educated guess here! I agree with you, no it should not be looking like that.

    My first thought would be .... go back and measure all your pieces. Are they cut correctly with precision? And measure all your seams, are they the exact 1/4"? A little out here and there for either, soon can add up to a major difference such as you have shown!!

    On a positive note .... you have one awesome quilt in the making, as I love the colours/fabrics you have shown us so far. I am now excitedly waiting to see where it goes from here!

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    That's a beautiful block, but I agree something is wrong. Did you cut them accurately?

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    Maybe set you needle one move over to make it a scant quarter inch. See if the instructions say that anywhere. BUT make sure when you stop and then continue the next day that you remember to move your needle one slot over.
    Might help....those kind of blocks drive me crazy!
    Good luck and great colors.

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    Figure out the math for each unit size before joining. If you are not getting that size, your seam allowance needs to be adjusted. With all those tiny pieces you will need each unit to be perfect before joining. It will look awesome when you get it right.

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    Paper piecing is the only way I can get every thing to line up right when doing the Feathered Star.

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    Thank you, I will post pics as i go along. I have checked the seams and the cutting.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I don't know your pattern, so am only making an educated guess here! I agree with you, no it should not be looking like that.

    My first thought would be .... go back and measure all your pieces. Are they cut correctly with precision? And measure all your seams, are they the exact 1/4"? A little out here and there for either, soon can add up to a major difference such as you have shown!!

    On a positive note .... you have one awesome quilt in the making, as I love the colours/fabrics you have shown us so far. I am now excitedly waiting to see where it goes from here!

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    ok, thanks ya'll I will try it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boopers
    Paper piecing is the only way I can get every thing to line up right when doing the Feathered Star.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Not worth the hassle otherwise.

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    A lot of patterns are "assuming" you will sew a scant 1/4" seam. So if you don't, you will end up off about the same amount as what is shown in your picture.

    Maybe cut some scraps, and try again? See if slightly changing the seam allowance helps? :D:D:D

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