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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 503293 views.
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)

1/12/21

I think Ami's suggestion makes the most sense.  I'm just worried if you trim before you quilt it will cause problems when you load it as it will be slightly on the bias.  Of course you may have issues depending on how you plan to quilt, if there are going to be straight lines that you need running lengthwise.  that's a tough one.  Could you fold your background to get a straight of grain crease and use that as registration marks - if it were me (and I'm only slightly crazier than you) I would probably rebaste, worried that more problems are down the road if you don't.  Flip a coin?

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

1/12/21

I thought you were gonna say you blasted those down your long arm....lol.

if it is off grain and you want to trim it, could you add a border to stabilize it?  It wasn’t in the plan, but just a potential thought.

Why not applique the hexi piece on the 108" fabric lengthwise (i.e., with the selvedges on the sides), instead of turning it 90 degrees?  Then once the applique is done, quilt as desired.  I don't get why that wouldn't work.  Just wondering.  What am I missing?   

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

1/12/21

I love your "Ah Ha"  moments.  They always result in something really nice.  I love your placemats.  They look great on your table.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

1/12/21

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

"True colors" mini quilt

This will be a real cute wall hanging.  Remember, if you move, that your will need wall spaces for all the beautiful art you are making.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

1/12/21

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

the 3D Hollow Cube Forever Project

You know better than most that the long arm is not my area of expertise, but I agree with Ami.  I don't think you should trim it until after it is quilted.  I'm sure you could come up with an all over quilting pattern that would work.  I know you like the more custom quilting.  It showcases your skills.  In the end, it depends on what you want to do with it.  No matter, I have faith that it will be a beautiful quilt and your problem solving skills will win.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

1/12/21

Hmmmm.   Thinking on all of your suggestions.

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I would probably rebaste, worried that more problems are down the road if you don't. 

Me too. After spending so much time working on all those little parts it would be better to just have a little session with Jack and move forward again from there.

And...........if you do decide to rebaste keep in mind that the floor is a great flat surface, you may need to move furniture out of the way but it would give you the flat surface you need. Back in the day I used my dinning room floor, moved all the furniture and mopped the floors. Then I would literally use masking tape to attach the piece to the floor so it was good and square. Do not tell me this is too much work, it is one solution that is all.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

1/12/21

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

if you do decide to rebaste keep in mind that the floor is a great flat surface

ugh.  My back isn't as young as it used to be!

But, I'm seriously thinking of re-basting.  ugh.  Time to queue up another movie.

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