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« on: August 31, 2011 04:58:13 PM »

So I've been trying to come up with a way to easily push the corners out of a couple wallet (basic bifold checkbook size with id window and card pockets). I try trimming the seam allowances to the bare minimum but they still don't push out all the way and the topstitching sucks bc the edges and corners are so think:s any tips on making it easier/limiting the bulk in the corners?
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011 05:26:32 PM »

I use the point of my scissors but that can potentially cut through. There are actual tools for that, I have one and like it but I lose it a lot! Grin

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011 09:37:36 PM »

Ill be sure to check my local fabric places, thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011 10:30:11 PM »

I use a Phillips screwdriver. Pointy without being pointy. Other folks use chopsticks.

« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011 07:04:03 AM »

I use crochet hooks for this purpose.  They work great and come in different sizes.  I prefer Susan Bates.  The point is better for this.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011 08:25:40 AM »

I use: my Kwik Klilp quilting tool (found in quilt shops: used to baste a quilt with safety pins), my bamboo point turner (JoAnn's should have one), or an orange stick (for your fingernails), depending on the size and heft of the project.

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012 10:08:35 AM »

Crochet hooks and thick knitting needles have worked for me. So has mitering the corners .

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