pressing those seams open will help get rid of the hard bump in the center that I hate so much! This is one of those, "why didn't I think of that" moments!
Thank you again Wanda T. for catching a very important step =)
When I took a class last April for making a Stack-n-Whack quilt the instructor taught us this neat trick on how to make our points always line up together. I will pass what I learned on to you now by making the following picture tutorial. I hope this tutorial helps, please let me know. PS...this is the book and pins I used for my stack and whack patterns, you can click the picture of the book below to purchase it yourself from Amazon.com: :-)
|This will be your finished product. Nice pointy Points ~ not the technical term...hehe :p
|1. Pin through the back of your fabric and the top of your 1st point.
|2. With right sides of fabric facing each other you now pin the same spot right below the point going through both layers.
|3. Bottom view of two fingers holding the stabilizing pin.
|4. Pin along one side of the stabilizing pin, while stabilizing pin from bottom & after matching the seams on the bottom & top.
|5. Pin on the other side of the center stabilizing pin (I use these flat head butterfly pins).
|6. Remove the center stabilizing pin, it is now secure.
|7. Continue pinning to prepare to sew.
|8. Start sewing your 1/4 inch seam allowance. I use this nifty 1/4 inch tool to stay on track. I also remove my pins normally before I ride over them. Even though these are the thin pins that are safe to sew over, I have still been known to break my needles. Normally the new ones :-) UPDATE: I was talking to Sarah of Sew Together and she made a GREAT point (hehe a pun). Anywho, she suggested that we should keep the pins in when we are sewing over the pointy sections, since the fabric can still move if not pinned and just go VERY slow over the pointed sections as mentioned in the next pic below :). I think I have just been VERY lucky so far but I totally agree that it is likely to happen. Continue slowly over the area where the points meet, guiding if needed and using the side wheel of your machine to walk it over the thick area. Want one of these awesome guides? Go here to Sarah's Sew Together website to get one, tell her I sent you, she is such a sweet lady! :)
|9. Press your seams open to help with bulk.
|10. Another example of pointy points.
Please let me know if this helped you out when making your points. :-)
I hope this helps you feel better about how to make your points match up. Please let me know what you think of this tutorial when you get a chance :-)
Hugs & Smiles, Tiffiny ~ Smilie Mommy