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From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 03-04-2005, 11:22 PM (1 of 7)
I asked this question on another board and got a real good suggestion, but I'm wondering how other people do it. So how do YOU get the really pointy points on collars and 90 degree corners? I have been trimming and cutting across the corner ect and pressing but still ,there has to be an easy way to do this and I can't be the only one having this problem and really don't want to have crappy looking corners that I'm not happy with. :nervous:
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From: DorothyL
Date: 03-05-2005, 08:22 AM (2 of 7)
Instead a sharp point at the corner when you stitch it, take a couple stitches (more for thicker fabric) across where the point should be and then trim close. If you have a thick interfacing you might want to trim it at the point too.
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From: Pudge99
Date: 03-05-2005, 10:08 AM (3 of 7)
They make a tool for making your corners point. Dosen't cost much. I don't know what it is called(I call it the point pusher) but WalMart has it hanging in their quilting tool section. It is a piece of bamboo cut with a point on one end. That combined with cutting the excess fabric as you already do should make your corners look better.
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 03-05-2005, 11:58 AM (4 of 7)
Dorothy is right on the money about the 2 slanted stitches instead of stitching and turning a sharp corner to try to get a good point.. you have to have 2 diagonal stitches to get the really sharp point after it is turned..Try it on a scrap first and see what a difference it makes..I learned that years ago from Shirley Adams or Nancy Zieman ( don't remember which).. :bg: :bg:
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From: Sewhappie
Date: 03-06-2005, 05:17 PM (5 of 7)
Do you know how to "blister" a point? I just learned how to do this tailors tip.
The bamboo thingy is called a point turner :dave:

I will see if I can find something on blistering, it's kind of tricky to explain. But if you have a visual of it, it's a snap to learn.
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From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 03-06-2005, 08:02 PM (6 of 7)
nope, have never heard tell of 'blistering" a point, I'll definitely be interested in learning that.
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From: mamadus
Date: 03-07-2005, 01:12 AM (7 of 7)
okay Naomi... take some pictures and give us a little tutorial here... :up: I have absolutely no clue what "blistering" points means, so I need you to enlighten me!!

thanks... :bluesmile

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