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    Missouri Star

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    Question circle jacks chain assembly?

    I have 36 blocks completed with their Y seam goodness. I bring the 9 patches together with a triangle. Does anyone know the best approach? Has anyone accomplished a quilt of this nature? I have these laid out on the bedspread, so the piece in question is that triangle. I am thinking that I should sew all seams and then add the triangle after they are all equal and sewn together, your thoughts?
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    Default Re: circle jacks chain assembly?

    Wow, what a complicated looking pattern. I'm not the expert on this. I would just keep trying but I'm sure there is a better way.

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    Default Re: circle jacks chain assembly?

    I would treat the triangle intersections just like a Y seam. Start and stop a scant 1/4" from the edge just like a y seam. It may be faster to hand sew instead of machine piece.

    You deserve a medal. What a challenging assembly.
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    Default Re: circle jacks chain assembly?

    Yikes! That pattern would scare me. You are doing a fabulous job!

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    Default Re: circle jacks chain assembly?

    That is a pretty design and looks challenging.

    Scroll down and see how the hexagons are marked. You might try a similar method to help with stitching the points.

    https://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/...y-machine.html



    Another tip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZWhDsa6AMc

    Another one. Hope these help.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLkHfcuNzCA

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    Default Re: circle jacks chain assembly?

    So I figured it out!

    I was trying to stitch the triangle first. The problem with that is, there are so many angles coming together at one place you could NOT use the 1/4 inch marker, because it was not a true 1/4 inch until that is set in.
    So I stitched the dodecahedrons together first, then I would place my pin at the perfect junction point of the 1/4 inch seam, I then pin in place, folding previous 1/4 seams out of the way. Then repeating for each side of the triangle,it goes together perfectly....although now I am not sure how to press. What was throwing me off, one point of the triangle already has the dog ear removed, which makes the other ends seam way past 1/4 inch. Whew, I have worried about this part, and it is not to bad.
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    Default Re: circle jacks chain assembly?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeniseSm View Post
    I would treat the triangle intersections just like a Y seam. Start and stop a scant 1/4" from the edge just like a y seam. It may be faster to hand sew instead of machine piece.

    You deserve a medal. What a challenging assembly.
    This was going to be my solution for hand stitching, not necessary now....thank you!
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    Default Re: circle jacks chain assembly?

    Can i just say... WOW this a major accomplishment!!!! I love the pattern this creates... You have true "sticktoativity" to pull this off)
    thanks for sharing it..Hugs, B
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