Don't bother with lots of tiny points coming close into the center (see here) unless you want fabric spaghetti. Likewise it doesn't work well to have tight points coming together at a corner where you plan to attach a mitered border corner. In the situation below I could see trouble coming as soon as I sewed the seam.
|Tiny point at the corner.|
Wide angle points should also be sharp, and they are easier to manage. There are two of these in the above photo. The light blue corner (top of photo) and the dark blue of the added piece where it meets at the seam. You glue the raw edges of the seam allowance together, but add extra glue on the seam allowance of the point fabric all the way to the seam line. Make sure the folds of the two pieces come together perfectly AT THE SEAM LINE. Press. Carefully check the right side. Sew and it should be perfect. If it isn't you can easily un-stitch, pull the glued edges apart and try again. If that doesn't do it, try sewing the seam in the other direction. You could also baste across the meeting of the points.
TIP: Again: Use only Elmer's School Glue. It is completely washable and will not harm the fabric.
The tiny, points at a seam line are a lot harder. From a distance they may be fine, but look closely to make sure. They much prefer to nest than line up.
TIP: If you are designing a quilt try to avoid having to match teeny, tiny points in a seam. Think ahead about how you will stitch every single seam and whether you are willing to accept the consequences (ripping and re-doing) if it doesn't go together the way it did in your dreams.
|Perfect point. (Sorry, color variation and poor focus spoils the effect, but it is perfect!)|
Sew a happy seam this week. I wish you perfect points always.