Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Please help!

  1. #1
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    I am trying to piece this block together and I am having the hardest time with the flying geese portion...this is the link to the pattern I am doing:

    http://www.quilterscache.com/I/IndianStarBlock.html

    Can someone please help me? I am trying to get this completed for my mom for the quilts she is doing for my sister and the other military members she is deploying with....

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    1,300
    what problem are you having specifically. There are several things that could go wrong in the process of putting the block together.

  3. #3
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    I will have to take pictures of what I have done...its not too pretty

  4. #4
    Member llcox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    59
    I can see where it may be confusing. It doesn't look right at first, but once you do exactly as it says it all comes out right.

  5. #5
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    llcox...I did what it says/shows (or at least I think I am from reading it and looking at the diagram) but something just isn't working out right...on one the points crossed in the middle and won't open up and the other is too long on the side. If there was an easier way to do this I would be happy as can be! Of course my teacher isn't rt here with me so I am having some issues....

  6. #6
    Super Member woody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Canberra, Australia
    Posts
    2,152
    Blog Entries
    1
    Do you sew one side on and the press that before sewing the other side?

    I think they should overlap by 1/4" as that is your seam allowance, when you sew it together otherwise you would loose all your points it you didn't have that.

    Hope this is as clear as mud lol

  7. #7
    Member llcox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    59
    after sewing the 1st square on to the rectangle, did you press it back before sewing on the 2nd square?

  8. #8
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    ??? really??

  9. #9
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    dumb computer

  10. #10
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    for some reason it posted multiple times

  11. #11
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    OH WOW!!! YOU GUYS ARE GENIUS'! Man if I could have read that and comprehended it (while being overly tired) I might not have made that mistake! Now here I sit laughing at myself because that is the problem...I DIDN'T PRESS IT! LMAO!! Ok I feel like a total idiot...thanks everyone for opening my eyes to what I did wrong...I should be abole to finish my block in not ime now. :-D

  12. #12
    Vat
    Vat is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Central Alabama
    Posts
    884
    Starching all your fabric before you cut out helps keep it from stretching. Be careful pressing, that you don't stretch anything.

  13. #13
    gixxerangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    83
    Quote Originally Posted by Vat
    Starching all your fabric before you cut out helps keep it from stretching. Be careful pressing, that you don't stretch anything.
    I starch my fabric straight out of the washing machine and let my fabric air dry then iron it. :) It definitely helps! :)


    Everyone I would like to thank you for your help!! The pointing out of pressing after each seem was the trick and I managed to save the two flying geese I attempted last night! Thanks again!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.