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Thread: pinwheels

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    I am making pin wheels and everything is going along fine..untill I seam the final seam. It seems like a real hard bump in the middle.
    So I thought perhaps I should iron the final seam open. That got rid of the bump but now it puffs in the middle...what am I doing wrong??

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    I had the same problem and haven't figured it out yet. Everyone suggested ironing. I've ironed the way different ones recommended and still not having any luck. I've decided to change to another design for the quilt. Very disappointing.

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    You need to "twirl" your center seams to make them lay flat. Take out the 2 or 3 stitches that go past each seam allowance so you can open up the seams.

    If you watch some of the videos at Quilt in a Day's website, Eleanor Burns explains the method on some of her blocks.

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    Thanks Lisa.

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    yes, I have seen that technique on Eleanor Burns site, will surf and see if I can find the link for us

    on figure G

    http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/double-...day/index.html

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    You may have stretched it out while sewing or pressing, those are bias edges :wink: :D:D:D

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    i posted this link
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-87433-1.htm
    look in there for it.

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    Here is a picture of a musical note patterned fabric. I had no trouble with the centers, but then I did stop a few stitches short.

    Musical note pinwheel quilt. Double sided (same on both sides)
    Name:  Attachment-155504.jpe
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    Apparently the stitches is my problem. I need to take a few of the stitches out, like the link called for. THANK YOU ALL for your info.

    Beebee, thanks for posting this. I didn't mean to take over your posting. But thanks to your posting, I got helpful information. Sandy

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    ttt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    You need to "twirl" your center seams to make them lay flat. Take out the 2 or 3 stitches that go past each seam allowance so you can open up the seams.

    If you watch some of the videos at Quilt in a Day's website, Eleanor Burns explains the method on some of her blocks.
    i recently did a 96 x 96 quilt on which i 'twirled' all the intersecting seams. never again. my thumbs got sore, i cursed the quilt top, and to tell the truth when i press the seams open, they're just as flat. so if there's a bump or a cup somewhere, i don't think it's because of the way the intersecting seams are flattened out. i think somewhere along the line there's a tiny difference in the seam allowance measurement that kept growing. to find out exactly where it is, lay the top on a carpeted floor and pin it to the carpet along the sides. see where it pooches out. if it bumps up at an intersecting seam, then that seam needs to be redone, if not than it needs to be redone wherever it bumps up, which could be anywhere. if it doesn't bump up too much and you plan to do a lot of quilting on it, you might be able to 'stitch it down'.

    EDIT: it's easier to lay it out upside down. that way you can pin out the exact place that needs to be resewn.

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    thank you all, I have a lot of viewing to do this w/end. I will make it right if it kills me!!!

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    Butterflywing, pinning it upside down is an excellent idea!

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