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Thread: Anyone remember this way of quilting?

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    Anyone remember this way of quilting?

    I remember taking a class years ago and the instructor did her quilting just opposite of what most do now. She layered her quilt and turned it, she called it birthing the quilt. She basted the quilt with long running stitches from side to side and top to bottom then diagonal both ways. She then machine quilted the quilt and had no puckers or poofs. She then trimmed off the seam from the turning and added a binding. I'm sure she had a book she wrote, I remember her signing some. I didn't buy one as I was addicted to crochet at the time. LOL
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    I can't figure what you mean by turning it.

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    also called 'pillow case style' except after quilting she cut the (edges which are finished) and bound instead of leaving. i've seen them done this way or with a 1/2" line of stitching all the way around the finished edge.
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    Eleanor Burns has a video on her website showing a baby quilt done that way. I've heard it called "birthing a quilt" and "pillowcase method". I have seriously been debating trying it on a gian king size that I can't seem to get spray basted smoothly.

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    I've done that with smaller projects, like a crib quilt, wallhangings and a table runner. It's nice sometimes not having to sew a separate binding.

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    I can't figure what you mean by turning it.

    Turning it inside out and then basting the quilt. The layers are all together and easier to baste. Many quilts are done this way when they are tied and not quilted.
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    OH yes !! My earliest quilts were done this way - no separate binding, just stitched around the outside and knotted. That's XXX years ago and the ones i still know about have held up beautifully.

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    After Googling I think the teacher was Fran Roen but I'm not sure.
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    I remember Eleanor Burns "birthing a quilt" on her show eons ago, and I remember making my first quilt that way back in 1974. Gawd I feel old.
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    I have done a few quilts that way ... decades ago. One problem was they were best tied. Seems like they did not lay falt and even ( back and front) so machine quilting created a puckering problem.

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