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Thread: Tell me what I did wrong here

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    I made this 6 sided star, I really like it. It is the first one I have ever made.
    The problem I have is the center points are not there or is it suppose to be this way.
    I do not have a pattern to follow I just sat down and decided to give it a try.
    Please tell me how to fix this so that next time I make one it will be right.

    SORRY I SHOWED THE WRONG PICTURE. NOW I CAN'T FIND IT. I WILL POST IT AS SOON AS I FIND IT.

    Some days the lights are on but no one is home!!!! I got it loaded now.
    I very precisly cut the diamonds and used 1/4in seam but I still managed to mess it up.

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    I think I am confused. Is this the layout before sewing? Order of assembly is important, I know. Accurate cutting is also critical, but more than that I don't know. I haven't had the courage to try one.

    Just saw your additional comment. Looking forward to seeing the photo.

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    well... we've had the disappearing four patch, the disappearing nine patch, the disappearing pinwheel four patch, and now... the disappearing six-sided star. lol... couldn't resist. Thanks for the giggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewTinker
    well... we've had the disappearing four patch, the disappearing nine patch, the disappearing pinwheel four patch, and now... the disappearing six-sided star. lol... couldn't resist. Thanks for the giggle.
    LMBO!!!

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    Well, without being able to see it in person......from the 1st photo it *looks* like they are cut correctly. But in the second photo, with as much of the center point missing as there is, I suspect that your seam is more than a 1/4 inch (and/or that you got a pleat when you pressed?). When I first started quilting, I *assumed* that my presser foot was a 1/4 inch. Guess what??? - it wasn't! Have you tested your 1/4 inch seams? I have a tute on my website that shows you how:
    http://www.andicraftsquilting.com/learn.htm

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    I think you forgot to add 1/4 inch seam allows

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiR
    Well, without being able to see it in person......from the 1st photo it *looks* like they are cut correctly. But in the second photo, with as much of the center point missing as there is, I suspect that your seam is more than a 1/4 inch (and/or that you got a pleat when you pressed?). When I first started quilting, I *assumed* that my presser foot was a 1/4 inch. Guess what??? - it wasn't! Have you tested your 1/4 inch seams? I have a tute on my website that shows you how:
    http://www.andicraftsquilting.com/learn.htm
    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.

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    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

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    Wouldn't these require y-seams to fit correctly?

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    yep you didn't add the 1/4 seam allowance- the middle shouldn't be meeting until it has been sewen- it looks like you cut the templetes on the sewing line instead of the cutting line- try it again only smaller- so you can control it better

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