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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Just To Prove a Point....

I know I am most likely 'singing to the choir' with this post....so please excuse me....


Here is a little tip to get those pointy points every time!!!

Once you have your HST strip all pieced together....press the seams so that on the wrong side you can see where the seams intersect....


You should be able to see the seams from each HST....like so.....


Now, as you are joining the two long strips of half square triangles, make sure your stitching passes straight through the intersection of those two seams.....like so.....


This should be very helpful in getting those triangles nice and pointy once you join strips together!

  
Hope you are enjoying a lovely Thursday!!!
mary :)

27 comments:

Nanette Merrill said...

Sew darling. I love it. It is like dozens of little kites.

Knittynutter. said...

fabulous, many thanks for all the helpfull tips !!

Teje said...

So beautiful!

**nicke... said...

i love all of your awesome tips. love that pillow so much too! xo

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your points are lovely and so is my Thursday! Thanks Mary - I can use all the tips I can get.

Beth said...

Great tip!

Marie said...

Love, love, love your pillow!

Svetlana said...

Oh, what a gorgeous pillow. Thanks for the tip, too.

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Great tip! Thanks so much for the great visuals!! : )

CitricSugar said...

Well, that's clever! Thanks.

Nicky said...

Gorgeous and thanks for the tip though I fear that sort of precision is beyond me still! I will try though Mary!

I am sure that cushion is going to a good home!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Thanks for pointing us in the right direction with this tip. I do try to sew through the intersection, and do lots of pinning,but it's the side underneath that plays tricks and moves around sometimes. Your cushion is so lovely with its pointy points and loopy loops.

Patchwork and Play said...

When I grow up I'm going to sew like Mary! The cushion looks so pretty siting on that chair!

Sharon T said...

Love your pillow!

Laura said...

Lovely sewing tips and even lovelier pillow! :)

samandpeteVDP said...

Such a great tip! Thanks Mary!!!

Audrey said...

Your pillow is beautiful! I'm new to triangles so this will be a big help to me.

Amanda Rose said...

This is so adorable. I really cannot wait to start my own! I think I'm going to try and make a pillow.

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

tusen said...

Lovely pillow. Thank you for all the tips in this and previous posts, your easier method looks tempting, I need to try it.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

point taken!! Thanks for the great tip :)

Amanda Rose said...

Can you do a tutorial on how you put the pillow together? I really want to make one but I don't understand how the triangles go together to make a square if you add that extra white triangle on the end of each strip it creates a diagonal.

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a great pillow...looks comfy!

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely. The quilting add just the right touch.

roccagal said...

Wonderful pillow and wonderful post!
So fresh and inviting!

I LUV it!! Thanks for the great tips!

I wish you a Happy Mothers Day, Mary!

Blessings to the family, Sandra

selfsewn said...

sew glad that you pointed that out Mary hehe!

Molly said...

I noticed, too, now the top edge is on the straight of grain.

Kayla said...

Thank you for the tip! My HSTs never line up quite right so I will definitely try this!