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Date: 4/7/13 9:13 PM

I know I have read about getting rid of the pointy corners on pillows but can not remember how it was done.
Anyone know how it is done?

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Date: 4/7/13 9:28 PM

Check out the notion review on the Pillow template. Good pictures of how to avoid the pointy corner thing.

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Date: 4/7/13 11:29 PM

taper the corners 1/2 inch
the Singer sewing book, 'sewing for the home' has nice photos showing the taper
Before I ever saw the template, I made a pattern out of interfacing with the corners tapered for the sizes I used most

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Date: 4/8/13 8:19 AM

Shorten your stitch length about 1/2" before the corner. Also, you need to clip 1/2" on the strip where the corners are on the pillow, and pivot that clip when sewing.

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Date: 4/8/13 8:53 AM

Quote: diane s
taper the corners 1/2 inch


That is how one avoids the pointy dog-ear corners. Divide the length of each side of the pillow into thirds. One-third from each corner, start to trim the fabric to until you reach a full 1/2" at the corner. Works like a dream!

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Date: 4/8/13 10:58 AM

That's where I read it, "Singer Sewing for the Home". I have that book and even got it out but missed the part about how to trim the corner.

So it was a good thing that the Nancy Notion's website didn't work when I tried to order the templete last night.

Thanks ladies. The amount of knowledge within this group is amazing.

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Date: 4/8/13 2:43 PM

Round off or stuff with fluff.

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Date: 4/10/13 8:27 PM

Quote: PattiAnnJ
Round off or stuff with fluff.

Agreed. Rounding off the corners (by tracing around a glass) works just as well as tapering, and is easier! :)

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