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    Hunters Star

    Ok, so this pattern is the ban of my existence. I will never attempt this pattern again. I thought everything was cut perfect, I had a perfect 1/4 seam, all lined up and great. Uh, then why are none of my points matching and everything is screwy?? Any suggestions on how to make this block come out right?
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    I would use the tutorial on here since it makes it simple with very little to no math!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ar-t50608.html
    http://babyfire04.blogspot.com/
    If it makes you happy, it's worth the time!

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    I've only paper pieced the Hunter's Star so no problem with the points. What pattern method are you using? There is simplified method to making this with a special ruler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWOS9KBDJgU
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    We really need to see a pic to be able to help you.

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    I threw the pieces away! I was so frustrated with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxmbbxx View Post
    I threw the pieces away! I was so frustrated with it.

    I've done the same thing before! LOL. And I felt so much better after stomping a few blocks and throwing them in the trash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I've done the same thing before! LOL. And I felt so much better after stomping a few blocks and throwing them in the trash.

    Ooooh, a new technique! Gotta try it! Can you do a tute? LOL

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    I've done two and have a scrappy one "in progress." One thing I did was to press my seams open -- I found it made it easier to match my points. (Most of them came out perfectly!!) I used the pattern in the book "Baker's Dozen."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LTeachergeorge View Post
    I've done two and have a scrappy one "in progress." One thing I did was to press my seams open -- I found it made it easier to match my points. (Most of them came out perfectly!!) I used the pattern in the book "Baker's Dozen."

    I forgot I have that book and bought it just for the Hunter Start pattern. It's under a pile of fabric in my sewing room. I felt proud I knew where it was at and didn't have to go searching for it.
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    If you cut the pieces in the traditional parallelogram (with two edges on the parallel slant) then you have created bias edges. Bias stretches. They can be tricky to sew together if they are not starched and/or handled carefully.

    Don't be too hard on yourself; many quilters have trouble with these kinds of shapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Ooooh, a new technique! Gotta try it! Can you do a tute? LOL

    LOL. This made me smile!
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    i've always foundation pieced hunter's star blocks- with good success---
    but next time---before you throw out your (mess-up) snap a picture or two for us---then we can help figure out what is going wrong and help you avoid the problem in the future..
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    Quilt Smart now has a fail proof Hunters Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I've only paper pieced the Hunter's Star so no problem with the points. What pattern method are you using? There is simplified method to making this with a special ruler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWOS9KBDJgU
    I haven't seen the paper pieced one--can you point me in that direction?
    Bernie

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    Starch your fabric to help keep it stable. Make sure if you use a ruler to cut the pieces, you always measure on the same side of the line. I normally do a scant 1/4" just to make sure I have wiggle room to make things fit. Whatevery you do, the 1/4" seam needs to be consistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I've only paper pieced the Hunter's Star so no problem with the points. What pattern method are you using? There is simplified method to making this with a special ruler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWOS9KBDJgU






    Same here so can't help but even paper piecing it can be a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Thank you so much BellaBoo. I did one with the Rapid Fire Ruler and it came out ok but I prefer and enjoy the precision of paper piecing.
    Bernie

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    I just ordered the rapid fire template, I hope it makes it as easy as the utube shows !!!

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    Love the pattern but have not tackled it yet

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    I took the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star class and whipped out a baby quilt top in 1-1/2 hrs! Super easy and perfect. There is a video on utube. (requires a ruler - worth every penny!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by institches33 View Post
    I took the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star class and whipped out a baby quilt top in 1-1/2 hrs! Super easy and perfect. There is a video on utube. (requires a ruler - worth every penny!)

    Your response makes me feek better about spending the $ for this !!

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    Hi, sorry for your problem. I have found that if you have a problem contact the designer and she will usually help you and find out what whet wrong.

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    I may attempt it again, but for now, I will stick to easier patterns until I get a better handle on points etc.
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    BellaBoo, I giggled when I read your reply. ........stomped on it.............very good.
    I've never done it, but felt like it many times......

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