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Thread: Tell me what I did wrong here

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    That was an excellent little clip on the 8 pointed star, thanks for the link.

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    when you get it apart, press your seams and take pics of the back, then when you sew it again if it isn't right, show us pics of the back, we'll getcha straightened out kid!

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    it looks like the star was small and the sa was too wide. measure and mark with a fine-line pencil, then cut three strips exactly 2". sew them long edges together. press and carefully measure across the strips. the final measurement should be exactly 5". if it's smaller, then your seam allowances are too wide and you need to make them narrower by sewing closer to the edge or adjusting your needle closer to the edge.

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    I finally got the link to work. Thank you, that was a wonderful tut.

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    Can we see what the back looks like. Maybe by seeing your seam allowances someone else with have an idea of what went wrong.

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    Did you sew right to the end of the seam. I would suggest you stop 1/4 inch from the end. Hope this helps. Happy Quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    Can we see what the back looks like. Maybe by seeing your seam allowances someone else with have an idea of what went wrong.
    I can't I'm ripping it apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Why do you need to make this with a Y seam?? sew piece into 2 pieces press seam open, then add on piece to each double section, then press open once again now you have two 3 piece sections now put them 2 section face to face matching the seam lines on both pieces. Now start you stitching from the middle and sew out and repeat to get the side done. I sure hope this will help you.

    In fact I've only done one this way and that's how I did it. I was making a flower pincushion(the only one I did). Keep on trying and post more pics when you "fix" it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie
    Can we see what the back looks like. Maybe by seeing your seam allowances someone else with have an idea of what went wrong.
    I can't I'm ripping it apart.
    Did you get your star sorted??

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    I will be ripping it apart today and working on it another time. I was frustrated so I iput it to the side.

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