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Thread: Little Help With Points??

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    KrazyQuilter's Avatar
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    I am making a quilt of all triangles. 8" squares cut diagonally. So now at several points on the quilt I have 8 triangle points meeting in a big knot. How do you all manage that?

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    Poke a pin straight through all of the layers right at the junction. With the pin sticking up take 2 more pins and carefully put a pin on each side of the junction. Then carefully sew easing in extra fabric but keep that point stationary sewing straight through the point no matter whether it is 1/4 inch or not. Clear as mud? Let me know if you need pictures.

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    Crap, I knew I didn't sound right in my post. Sorry. Let me try again. I was able to sew through them no problem but I am worried I am going to have big bumps in the quilt after it is finished. Will that be a problem or will it turn out ok?

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    have you ironed them so the bulk goes away from each oher? Once quilted, they should be ok. What kind of batting did you want to use?

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    Just take a big hammer and smash them down. lol
    Isn't that the right way to do it?
    I think someone on the board mentioned mashing them down.

    I know, I'm of no help. One reason why I don't like doing something like that.

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    Super Member mary quite contrary's Avatar
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    If Terri's suggestion doesn't work get a bigger hammer. LOL

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    Or if the hammer doesn't work, try running over it with your car....

    Aren't we all a big help today??????

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    and if none of those work, find a steam roller.
    No, really,,,,just finish the quilt off and send it to me! :)
    I won't care if there are little "love mistakes" in there! :)

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    Here's the other thread about those bulky seams in the center. It really does work nicely.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/9893.page

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    Here's the other thread about those bulky seams in the center. It really does work nicely.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/9893.page

    Thanks bj!!! I guess we don't really need that steam roller after all...

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    Try pressing they into a "circle". I'll actually look more like an 8-pointed star. This will spread the bulk out.



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