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    Old 03-18-2023, 01:15 PM
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    Hello all, I found this free pattern from allpeoplequilt.com called Thousand Pyramids. The pyramids are made by strip piecing 45 degree diamond shapes. The strip piecing and cutting went quick, but I can't figure out the best way to line up the intersection of the seam lines (step 6 and diagram 5 in the link). Does anyone have a trick? I've tried Googling, YouTube, etc. I can't find another pattern like this one, and the instructions given aren't clear enough for me. Thanks in advance!
    https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt...usand-pyramids
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    Old 03-18-2023, 01:39 PM
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    You can draw the 1/4 seam line on the back of the cut edges. Drop a pin in the intersection of the drawn line and seams already sewn
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    Old 03-18-2023, 01:42 PM
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    Well that's kind of brilliant-thank you!!

    Originally Posted by cjsews
    You can draw the 1/4 seam line on the back of the cut edges. Drop a pin in the intersection of the drawn line and seams already sewn
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    Old 03-19-2023, 04:30 AM
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    As with anything cut on the bias, be very gentle in drawing that line. I think this is a beautiful pattern but all those bias edges make me shudder.
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    Old 03-19-2023, 08:21 AM
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    You are absolutely right-I made one sample block, and BOY was it stretchy. I think I may not do this pattern. There are other "pyramid" type patterns that may be better, or I may move to english paper piece this or one of the others. Thanks!

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    As with anything cut on the bias, be very gentle in drawing that line. I think this is a beautiful pattern but all those bias edges make me shudder.
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    Old 03-19-2023, 10:01 AM
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    if determined to make it you can super starch your fabrics before you cut, stitch and subcut. That's how I did my Dear Jane side triangles.
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    Old 03-19-2023, 10:25 AM
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    Yes starch really helps.
    Also, you can make dots instead of a line....a dotted line. no dragging your marker.
    l like that pyramid design. Pretty.
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    Old 03-19-2023, 03:56 PM
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    You could iron a very thin interfacing on the back of fabric before cutting. That would prevent most of the bias issues.
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    Old 03-20-2023, 06:06 AM
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    Gosh, so many really good suggestions! Thank you all.
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    Old 03-20-2023, 02:56 PM
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    Gosh, that is a gorgeous quilt. Good luck!
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