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Thread: points

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    since i am fairly new with quilting i need help,in getting my points to come out pointed and not cut off when i sq. the blockany help would sure come in handy
    thanks and God bless each of you

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    Make sure that your seam allowances are perfectly 1/4 inch thru out your block and quilt. Below is a site on this board with hints for accurate seam allowances.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-1345-1.htm

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    Depending on what block you are working on, this site might help.

    http://www.allthingsfrugal.com/pinwheel.htm

    I didn't really understand how seam allowances worked to keep your points pointing until I saw this. I wanted each block to look perfect and didn't allow for what would happen when it was sewn together.

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    That is El Burns method and it is so easy and you get perfect HST.
    You also need the ruler that goes with it. Quilt in a Days triangle square up ruler saves alot of cutting since you lay it on the stitch line and make one cut.
    By the way, the ruler comes with all sizes to cut for. It amounts to adding 2 in for each size up (8in for 3 1/2 in HST)
    Thanks for that website its a good one.

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    [quote=Lisa_wanna_b_quilter]Depending on what block you are working on, this site might help.

    http://www.allthingsfrugal.com/pinwheel.htm

    I didn't really understand how seam allowances worked to keep your points pointing until I saw this. I wanted each block to look perfect and didn't allow for what would happen when it was sewn together.[/quote

    Thanks for sharing this site....love it

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    also use the 45 degree line on your ruler. if trimming hst's put the line on the seam and your points will not be cut off

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    Lisa,

    Thank you so much for sharing that link. I will have to get one of the rulers in the tutorial.

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    thanks for all of the info since we are about to get snowed or iced in this will help me make threw will try each one and see which works best for me
    God bless granney o

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    thanks will try it granney o

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    thanks for all of the info since we are about to get snowed or iced in this will help me make threw will try each one and see which works best for me
    God bless granney o

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    cut 1/8 inch bigger and after you sew each section up square up to the correct size. Give yourself some wiggle room :D

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    I use a square ruler that has a line going from one corner diagnally through the ruler to the other corner. When squaring up my blocks, I run this line along the line of my block and this ensures my points always come out where they are supposed too. Hope this helps!

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    tHANKS FOR THE TIP WILL TRY IT WE ARE GETTING A SNOW STORM NOW .
    MAY THE BLESSING OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU
    GRANNEY O

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    you may find this helpful http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34271-1.htm

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    [quote=Dora Taggart]
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Depending on what block you are working on, this site might help.

    http://www.allthingsfrugal.com/pinwheel.htm

    I didn't really understand how seam allowances worked to keep your points pointing until I saw this. I wanted each block to look perfect and didn't allow for what would happen when it was sewn together.[/quote

    Thanks for sharing this site....love it
    love this site too.

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