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WIP Tile quilt block need help!

Old 04-04-2011, 03:34 PM
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I did two more pieces on this block (machine applique) and I need any and all advice on getting better points. I would really like to master this because those darn points seem to be EVERYWHERE!!

Don't know which pic is clearer
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:53 PM
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Pretty colors! I'll be watching for advice, too.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:54 PM
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It looks great to me.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:56 PM
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I'm not sure what yu're worried about--it looks great to me!!
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:56 PM
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I've only done machine applique with Wonder Under. I usually use the buttonhole stitch to finish the edges. I have also used satin stich in matching thread on the edges and you dial down the stitch width as you approach the corners. I don't know what method you are using for your blocks, hopefully someone can help you. I must say though, your pieces look really nice!
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Your points are wonderful.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:23 PM
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I think your points look great. Will be watching for completed quilt.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:55 PM
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If you aren't happy with the points, which I think look just fine, you could try this:

Use a very light weight fabric or interfacing. Cut it out the same as the pattern piece. Sew them together, right sides together. (Do not backspace when sewing) Trim the points by cutting straight across them. Trim the seams to 1/8 - 1/4" and clip around the curves. Carefully cut a small slit in the backing fabric and turn the patch right side out through this slit. Using a chopstick or some kind of stylus, get the piece smooth around the edges and really make those points pointy. Then press and applique to your quilt.

If you don't want the extra layer of fabric, you can take the piece apart by carefully removing the seam from the edge after you turn it. The edges would already be clipped and pressed when you separated the pieces.

You could also use this process using fabric in your quilt as the backing. Instead of sewing all the way around and making a slit in the back, you can leave a small area around the edge somewhere to make turning possible. If you do it this way, you will have 2 pieces, turned and pressed for the quilt (they will be mirror images of each other though)

Well, I'm sure that all that is as clear as mud, but if you try it, you may understand what I'm trying to say.

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:16 PM
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Your points look great to me.
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Look great to me, too.
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