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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.
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.
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.
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...
They will be heavy quilts when done.
That is why i quit using foundations for my strings, I don't like how heavy they are. I just sew strings together them trim to the size i want. And I can make them wonky if I want!
And when I discovered, quite by accident, that you can use gift tissue paper (white!) as the foundation .. and it will hold up through sewing and quilting but **dissolve** when the quilt is laundered, leaving only fabric .. that's when I quit using fabric as foundations.
I *do* like how heavy they are with the foundations, because you can just omit the batting if you want to, and just back it with flannel or other fabric, making a "summer weight" quilt, like we need here in TX, OK, AZ, etc.