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Thread: Creating a perfect point

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I see so many questions from newbies asking how to have a perfect point on their stars.....here's what I do. I hope it helps you all! BTW - sorry about the 1st picture -- I had the camera setting wrong....and thought it would be okay. :mrgreen:

    Sorry - had the wrong setting. This shows the front of my "star"...Make sure you have 1/4" from the tip of the star to the edge.
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    This intersection is the point of your star. Make sure it's 1/4" from the raw edge.
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    This is how it will look on the right side.
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    Sew across your seam....Do not sew on either side of that point. This is the critical piece of making a perfect point
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    I like your tutorial! To add to that, if I may, another trick is to stay just a thread width away form that point. Really helps make that corner crisp.

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    Great pictures to illustrate this Point :D:D:D (pun intended) :wink:

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Great pictures to illustrate this Point :D:D:D (pun intended) :wink:
    Good one!!!!:mrgreen:

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    This has really helped me alot! My points were hit and miss. Thank you!

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    Thanks!

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    Thank you!

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    Thank you for the tip

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    Great tute! I had heard this from the board (maybe you?) a while back and have used it since. It prevents so much frustration. Thank you, thank you

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    Thank you for showing how to make a good point. I tried making a pinwheel and the point was, well, you know, a great big mess.

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