Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Brain Freeze - Help answer a simple question

  1. #1
    Senior Member tangledthread's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    310
    I just can't visualize this, and I have drawn it out...

    I want to quilt simple lines on my border, from the inside to the outside, but how do I do this without ending up with a "U" shape on the back? When I draw it out I am going - up, over, down, over, up.. do I the SID around the entire inner border to close the gaps...wow, this seems so simple and I just can't picture it..help

  2. #2
    Super Member mommamac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Coast of Maine
    Posts
    3,170
    can you do one vertical line - move needle over and do next line without the 'over' part? If you want top & bottom horiz. lines do these separately after all verticals are done?

  3. #3
    Senior Member tangledthread's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    310
    Is that how it's done, one line individually? That would be alot of threads to bury, do you work in one direction to avoid bunching?

  4. #4
    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Posts
    2,002
    Blog Entries
    1
    Another idea... If I wanted to avoid the "u" shape, I'd stitch straight in from the edge, then either follow my stitching back out, or, move over just a stitch or two at the inside and echo my line back out off the edge. That would put all the "u" stitching off the edge of the quilt.

  5. #5
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    19,617
    Are you talking about a piano key border style but without the keys, just border? I think they call that pattern of quilting beadboard? Anyhow on the outside edge you can stitch beyond the quilt edge to go to the next line BUT I have never found a way to go from one line to the next on the inner border without having to resew some lines. Maybe someone else can tell you how they manage it.

  6. #6
    Senior Member tangledthread's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    310
    I googled beadboard, great video on it, thank you Tartan, I didn't know it was called that- thanks everyone!

  7. #7
    Super Member azwendyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Posts
    2,002
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by tangledthread
    I googled beadboard, great video on it, thank you Tartan, I didn't know it was called that- thanks everyone!
    Well it totally makes sense that it's called beadboard...that's exactly what it looks like. LOL

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.