Top 10 Posters

Have you made the Ozark Star Table Topper from Fons & Porter?

rated by 0 users
Answered (Verified) This post has 1 verified answer | 6 Replies | 4 Followers

Top 500 Contributor
Female
210 Posts
Points 5,385
Renee posted on Sun, Mar 3 2013 1:31 PM

Hello,

I am in the process of making the Ozark star and I am having some problems.  

This is my first time working with pyramid and triangle shapes and pieces.

Any tips to how to sew these two shapes together so the points show up?

Should I cut my dog ears off after I sew each pair of shapes together?

Any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks

 

  • | Post Points: 50

Answered (Verified) Verified Answer

Top 75 Contributor
Female
1,259 Posts
Points 28,485
Answered (Verified) Agnes replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 11:02 PM
Verified by Renee

I always trim dogears. It is much easier to get pyramid shape points to show up if your pattern includes the template with the dog ears nipped off before sewing. I have found the triangle and pyramid rulers invaluable for this if just using rulers and have no templates to guide me.  I am stating generalities because I don't buy magazines or patterns any longer.

Agnes in NW Ontario

  • | Post Points: 25

All Replies

Top 500 Contributor
Female
123 Posts
Points 2,200

i almost always trim my dogears.

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Female
1,259 Posts
Points 28,485
Answered (Verified) Agnes replied on Sun, Mar 3 2013 11:02 PM
Verified by Renee

I always trim dogears. It is much easier to get pyramid shape points to show up if your pattern includes the template with the dog ears nipped off before sewing. I have found the triangle and pyramid rulers invaluable for this if just using rulers and have no templates to guide me.  I am stating generalities because I don't buy magazines or patterns any longer.

Agnes in NW Ontario

  • | Post Points: 25
Not Ranked
9 Posts
Points 165

I usually trim them away.

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 25 Contributor
Female
3,351 Posts
Points 46,480

I trim dogears as they add unnecessary bulk around the seams.  Just like Agnes said, using the templates really helps to have sharp points.  I can't wait to see it done!

Angèle  from NWO

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 500 Contributor
Female
210 Posts
Points 5,385
Renee replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 1:11 PM

I have gotten rid of the dog ears but, I think I have another issue.  My seams are not matching up well.  I may have to re- cut some of my units.

I also wanted to know if you press the seams to the dark or did you press them open?

Suggestions???

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
28,354 Posts
Points 414,879
gini replied on Sun, Mar 10 2013 1:18 PM

i use the dog ears to line up my pieces and trim them after sewing. 

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (7 items) | RSS
Have a Question? | About Us | Privacy Policy | Join Today © 2014 F+W All rights reserved.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use