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Thread: Pulling My HAIR OUT !!!!!!

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    Don't pull your hair out. It probably is not as bad as you think, and even if it is it can be altered a bit. Use the suggestions given and I am sure it will be a lovely quilt.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    Is the problem you are having that you are cutting off your 'points' when you go to put the blocks together? If so you have to have your points 1/4 inch in from the edge to accomodate your block seam.

    Have never done an inset seam with flying geese (which is what I would do with an 8 pointed star).

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Not even attempting to touch inset seams yet, but keep trying you'll get the hang of it. I think harriet hardgrave has a book on it I think its the senior year volume.

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    These things do happen. I am sorry you are having this problem. Just take a breather and come back to it. It may look very different after a break.

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    Tuck them away and work on somethingn else, then go back and try a figure out how to fix them. Time away helps sometimes, as they say cant see the trees cause of the forest.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    I'd forgotten about my first quilts. After many years as a UFO, I found one of my first quilts. I'd done a good job on the blocks, the color choices were so predictably a beginners choices. One of the blocks was obviously done at a different size. While looking at it, I remembered some of the resources I'd used & the people I was with at the time. I finished it, trying to be true to where I was when I started it. It's now part of my treasured memories.

    So, I suggest, take a break. Consider what people have suggest on this thread. Get local help. Finish it, maybe with only 8 blocks. And later in your quilting career, look on it fondly.

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