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Thread: Tell me what I did wrong here

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiR
    Hmmm, is it possible your needle position got moved accidentally? If I could see it in person I could probably help figure it out. But KY is kinda far from SD....oh, but is it warmed than 6 below zero there??? Maybe I could make a quick trip and stay until the spring thaw!!! LOL
    LOL!! It is warmer then 6 below but we are still under the freezing mark.

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    Thank you everyone. The first try is always the tester or experiment for me.

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    hmmm, it just looks like you took too large of a seam allowance when stitching the two sections together. rip, rip,rip and do 1/4 seam. good luck, it looks great otherwise.

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    Did your first 2 seams cross each other 1/4 inch in from the edge? That is the only thing I can think of that would do this. You are not expecting this block to turn out a certain size so the extra for the seam allowance shouldn't matter at this point.

    Other than the first 2 seams not in the right spot it looks like a large 1/4 inch seam on the final seam....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I have my machine marked with masking tape at the 1/4 mark so all I have to do is butt the fabric against the tape and it stays even.
    The masking tape is only good if you keep using the same fabric and
    the same thread. Change one of these and it's a new game.
    You might want to check your 1/4" seam allowance again.
    AndiR did a very good tute on how do check that 1/4".
    I do this every time I start a new project. Trust me, it's worth it.

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    I don't have a clue. and you may quote me on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Why do you need to make this with a Y seam?? sew piece into 2 pieces press seam open, then add on piece to each double section, then press open once again now you have two 3 piece sections now put them 2 section face to face matching the seam lines on both pieces. Now start you stitching from the middle and sew out and repeat to get the side done. I sure hope this will help you.
    that's the way I would have done it - did you make 2 (3 piece) sections then sew together as one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Why do you need to make this with a Y seam?? sew piece into 2 pieces press seam open, then add on piece to each double section, then press open once again now you have two 3 piece sections now put them 2 section face to face matching the seam lines on both pieces. Now start you stitching from the middle and sew out and repeat to get the side done. I sure hope this will help you.
    that's the way I would have done it - did you make 2 (3 piece) sections then sew together as one?
    Yes that's what I did. I don't do y seams. I'm gonna rip it apart and try it again.

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    When you sew your sets of three together the point made by the center one should be pretty close to 1/4 from the edge of the fabric of the two outside ones. The cut point on the center diamond will be a lot longer. Then when you sew them together it should come out all right. Take it apart and try again. With diamonds if you sewed the 1/4 from the point and not the side it will come out wonky. I found, when doing these for the first time, that it helped if I used a ruler and a washout marker and marked my 1/4" with a V or X at each point.

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    If I had to venture a guess, I'd say you cut on the sew line. Having never made one, I wouldn't know for sure...Maybe try again to make your diamonds, but add a 1/4". I'm thinking that your outside pieces on each half should meet at 1/4" from the end, and actually cross each other beyond that so that the points all meet together in the middle seam. I wonder if there is a block pattern online somewhere for this...now I have to look! lol

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