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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 383857 views.
bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jan-14

This morning has been an interesting time.  In some donations came this HUGE quilt top of foundation-pieced 5” blocks. It was in one huge piece and a Long row of 3 blocks strip.

i didn’t really want to make more blocks.  But, I didn’t want to waste any of them.  Adding 3 rows to the big piece made it HUGE and HEAVY.  I knew my ladies would NOT like finishing that.  So I figured out I could rip both pieces in half and then join the 1/2 strip to the smaller quilts.

so, I have 2 of these.  They are about 50 x 70 each.  Somebody did some crazy piecing!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jan-14

You are a clever woman to figure out a solution like that, Ellen.  clapclap

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jan-14

I was amazed the math came out right with minimal ripping!  I did have to restitch quite a few ends of seams though.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jan-14

bornblesse2 said:

 I did have to restitch quite a few ends of seams though.

depending on how far into the seam the separation went, sometimes you can simply edge stitch the perimeter instead of re-sewing all those tiny amount.  Once it gets quilted, edge stitched again (to hold the edges of the top to the batting/backing) and trimmed, that edge stitching will be concealed by the binding.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jan-14

Good thought.  But a few of these seams went back close to 1/2”.  And with all the bulk, I figured resewing was the best idea.  No sense in having that weight and loose seams.

besides, when I did the sewing together, seams all fit together nicely.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jan-15

They will be heavy quilts when done.  I hope tieing them works ok....

lots of fabric in those things.  I've been amazed when I've done strings how heavy they get, but those is a lot in each seam.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Jan-15

Plus the foundation!  Those small blocks have a ton of seams!  I didn’t want to waste blocks or make more - if I didn’t have to! I was so glad it came out evenly!

i am wondering if the tying will hold.  I may have to beg for a day or two on someone’s long arm! But not right now...

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