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Thread: Any tips for quilt show entries?

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    Senior Member cat-on-a-mac's Avatar
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    My quilt guild has a show coming up, and I've entered 2 quilts to be judged. I'm a newbie, and this is my first show. Does anyone have any tips for the final preparation of my quilts for the show? I've already heard of a few things:

    --- judges really don't like to see any thread ends or ravelings
    --- remove all pencil/ink marks used for quilting
    --- block or square up the quilt; someone said the first thing the judges do is make sure a quilt it square.

    Anything else?

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    Take a sticky roller to it and make sure there are no stray hairs or any thing on it.

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    Your bindings should be full, and the same width on both sides - your hand stitching on the back should just cover the seam line. Stitch closed the corners and the corners should be square.

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    I'm way too new to help you....haven't even been to a show yet but just wanted to say GOOD LUCK!

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    Take special care with the binding. It is normally the last thing we do and we tend to do it quickly, sometimes even on the way to the show! Judges are very particular about mitered corners, they like them but they have to be perfect. They can make or break a quilt. I hope you have fun with your quilt and good luck.

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    Thanks for the tips. I went out and got a lint roller, so I will be sure to use it before packing up my quilts for the show. All I have left to do is sew my label on the 2nd quilt ... .and then cover up the labels?!

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    Guess I must have done something right! 2 Blue ribbons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat-on-a-mac
    Guess I must have done something right! 2 Blue ribbons!
    AWESOME!! Can we see photos?

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    Congratulations! How wonderful on your first event!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KR

    AWESOME!! Can we see photos?
    Sure! (Sorry for the glare on the 1st photo)

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