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Thread: Creating a perfect point

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    I see so many questions from newbies asking how to have a perfect point on their stars.....here's what I do. I hope it helps you all! BTW - sorry about the 1st picture -- I had the camera setting wrong....and thought it would be okay. :mrgreen:

    Sorry - had the wrong setting. This shows the front of my "star"...Make sure you have 1/4" from the tip of the star to the edge.
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    This intersection is the point of your star. Make sure it's 1/4" from the raw edge.
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    This is how it will look on the right side.
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    Sew across your seam....Do not sew on either side of that point. This is the critical piece of making a perfect point
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    I like your tutorial! To add to that, if I may, another trick is to stay just a thread width away form that point. Really helps make that corner crisp.

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    Great pictures to illustrate this Point :D:D:D (pun intended) :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Great pictures to illustrate this Point :D:D:D (pun intended) :wink:
    Good one!!!!:mrgreen:

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    This has really helped me alot! My points were hit and miss. Thank you!

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    Thanks!

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    Thank you!

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    Thank you for the tip

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    Great tute! I had heard this from the board (maybe you?) a while back and have used it since. It prevents so much frustration. Thank you, thank you

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    Thank you for showing how to make a good point. I tried making a pinwheel and the point was, well, you know, a great big mess.

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    You are all very welcome!!! :)

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    wow this will help me lots!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you , this will help me its so easy now

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    great tip...............i have been accidently doing that :lol:

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    Thanks for the tute and the explanation. I printed out all the remarks so I have it with me when I'm sewing. I kinda giggled when you quilters mentioned how much you use a seam ripper. Oh how unfeeling I was. I have ripped and resewed and reripped until I had to buy a new ripper. Thanks again
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    Thanks for the tip. I have been doing the partial seam (just a thread width away from the point) in larger stitches then sewing proper sized stitches at exactly the right place. That way, if its wrong I can pull them easily. Usually works well.

    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Great pictures to illustrate this Point :D:D:D (pun intended) :wink:

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    This is very helpful. Thank You!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanDal
    This has really helped me alot! My points were hit and miss. Thank you!
    I know this help me a great deal. I didn't understand what I was doing wrong. Thanks.

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    Great tip.

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    Sometimes I have found that I don't have 1/4" at the top to be able to get a perfect point. What did I do wrong?

    Also, how do you get your pinwheels so each seam matches in the middle??

    I have problems with that without quite a strugle and then it still doesn't work. I almost wear the fabric out with tearing out the stitches over and over.

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    Thank you, this will help a lot.

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    "Sew across your seam....Do not sew on either side of that point. This is the critical piece of making a perfect point"

    When you say "do not sew on either side of that point" do you mean left or right or top or bottom? (based on the picture)

    Or, take pictures of what NOT to do.

    Thanks!

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    Just today I finally got up the nerve to try stars (again - but we won't talk about that) and using your instructions they came out perfectly! Thank you!!

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    thank you! I always forget how to do this for some silly reason. ROFL

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    Thanks - I need all the little tips I can get!!

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