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Thread: Autographs too small to hem

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    Senior Member maggiemuggins's Avatar
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    Unhappy Autographs too small to hem

    I had a brilliant idea to make my friend an autograph quilt for her 50th birthday...I had just started quilting at the time...I made a roll of white fabric for people to sign but neglected to add the 1/4 in around the outside so people wrote right up to the edge of the fabric...what can I do now to use these signatures and salvage my idea? Any help appreciated.
    I may be over the hill but I'm not under it LOL

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    Maybe do a raw edge applique onto another fabric. I think I would use steam a seam or the likes of it so the edges will not fray too much.

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    Use a fusable interface on the fabric to stablize, then do a raw edge applique. If your machine is happy with it, you can try invisible thread.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    i did the exact same thing on wall hanging. i fused the squares just like the other posts and did decorative stitching so it looked kind of crazy quilty.

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    Senior Member maggiemuggins's Avatar
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    Thanks so much ladies...good ideas all.
    I may be over the hill but I'm not under it LOL

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    Don't feel bad......................I know somebody that did the same thing!
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