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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 383995 views.
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...

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Jan-15

bornblesse2 said:

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!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jan-15

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.  

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