Ever sewn a lot of points together for the Le Moyne Star quilt block or even a hat like this one I am making for my granddaughters and had the centers left with a huge, hard lump? Well there is a remedy for that and it really is easy to take care of once you know how to do it. This is a step by step lesson to show you how to bring a lot of points together and have the center absolutely flat!
Now you will sew your quarter inch seam allowance from the bottom of the piece up to the point. Be sure to follow the quarter inch all the way to the pin.
Stop right where the quarter inch is on the pin.
Don't sew on the pin--hand turn the wheel until the needle is on top and pull the pin out, put the needle down and reverse stitch for 2 stitches.
I replaced the pin to help you see where the stitching stops at the point.
Now open the two pieces and take your third piece place it right sides together with the second piece.
Line up the two pieces. Insert your pin from the second piece to the third
right at the stopping place at the point. Make sure the first seams are out of the way.
Here are all seams come together. Now press them with a hot iron. All the seams will be pressed in the same direction.
When you are done with that. Arrange the center so the points go in a circle and press.
Now you have a pretty little "flower" in the center and your Le Moyne Star or hat will lie flat. If you happen to have a hole in the middle just go back and sew a couple more stitches in some of the seams to make it tighter. You should not have the hole.
Some times it is frustrating to try to get this just right. I hope this has been a help to some of you. If you have any questions please feel free to write me. God bless.