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    Hello Im from Al.and want to know how to Quilt.I needall the help i can get .Im workin g on one with the points that meet in the midddle.Hard to get them points together.Help.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!
    There are lots of people around here that love to help. Can you show a picture of what you are working on?

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. You are going to love it here.

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    this is the problem im having in the middle.
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    Check to see if all your seams are the same width. They should all be 1/4 inch.

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    welcome from Vermont...wait til you see all the fun that you are going to have here... :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bftaylor
    this is the problem im having in the middle.
    it is probably your seam allowances like suggested..and you need to square up or check each section,fo size as you finish it. that would help too.
    how many blocks have you finished?

    Oh,And Welcome!

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. I have not even attempted pinwheels for that very reason, but I am sure you will get it figured out

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    ive only done four.Thats when i realized its not working.Thanks for your suggestion

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    Im begining to wonder if i should change patterns but i wanted to try at least

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    Im begining to wonder if i should change patterns but i wanted to try at least

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!! You'll get all the help you need on this board! I did fine on my pinwheels until the very last one and I never did figure out what I did wrong even after ripping it out three times. I just buried the block in the quilt and nobody's the wiser but me, teehee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bftaylor
    Im begining to wonder if i should change patterns but i wanted to try at least

    if you only made 4, don't give up!
    you just need to check what we said..the seam allowance and to make sure each piece is the size it is supposed to be.

    when you begin sewing them into the pin wheel..line up the center seam first..pin it,to keep it together,and sew it..

    then you can check the size again..and square it up, or down as the case may be..so they are all the same size.
    i really wish i was there to help you..
    :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by bftaylor
    this is the problem im having in the middle.

    ok, i looked at it again..the block on the bottom right, the white fabric looks larger than the rest of them. see how wonky it is?
    it should lay flat and sort of tight...if that is the right word.
    when you press them, use spray starch on them. maybe that will help.

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    Hello and welcome from Maryland!

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    Thanks so much for everyones help.Im getting a little better. I guess i can call this my learner quilt.I think that me sewing two top blocks together and then the two bottom blocks together and then i sew across to put the 1st row and the second row together.they seem to look more like they are suppose but still not quiet like i would like to be.Im going to keep trying till i get it like i want them.Thanks so much for the information

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    Hey I did it!!!!! :D
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    Hello and welcome from N. Alabama. :D Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks so much!

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    Welcome from central Alabama. You certainly picked a hard one to start with, but it looks like you are getting the hang of it. Nothing teaches like experience and practice.

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    I thought it looked easy till i got to sewing it.What part of Alabama are you in.Im in Alexander City

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    Hi and welcome from Oklahoma.

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    glad you got it figured out on your points, they take practice!

    remember to press not iron

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