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Old 10-26-2008, 06:31 PM
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I am making a quilt of all triangles. 8" squares cut diagonally. So now at several points on the quilt I have 8 triangle points meeting in a big knot. How do you all manage that?
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:43 PM
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Poke a pin straight through all of the layers right at the junction. With the pin sticking up take 2 more pins and carefully put a pin on each side of the junction. Then carefully sew easing in extra fabric but keep that point stationary sewing straight through the point no matter whether it is 1/4 inch or not. Clear as mud? Let me know if you need pictures.
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:54 PM
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Crap, I knew I didn't sound right in my post. Sorry. Let me try again. I was able to sew through them no problem but I am worried I am going to have big bumps in the quilt after it is finished. Will that be a problem or will it turn out ok?
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:55 PM
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have you ironed them so the bulk goes away from each oher? Once quilted, they should be ok. What kind of batting did you want to use?
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:40 PM
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Just take a big hammer and smash them down. lol
Isn't that the right way to do it?
I think someone on the board mentioned mashing them down.

I know, I'm of no help. One reason why I don't like doing something like that.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:33 AM
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If Terri's suggestion doesn't work get a bigger hammer. LOL
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:43 AM
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Or if the hammer doesn't work, try running over it with your car....

Aren't we all a big help today??????
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:47 AM
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and if none of those work, find a steam roller.
No, really,,,,just finish the quilt off and send it to me! :)
I won't care if there are little "love mistakes" in there! :)
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:24 AM
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Here's the other thread about those bulky seams in the center. It really does work nicely.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/9893.page
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bj
Here's the other thread about those bulky seams in the center. It really does work nicely.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/15/9893.page

Thanks bj!!! I guess we don't really need that steam roller after all...
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