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Thread: finishing a quilt with a ruffle

  1. #11

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    HI,
    I asked the original question and since then have finished the quilt and it turned out great! I actually pleated the ruffle first. Just turned the material under one half inch as I went along.
    Then just like binding - I sewed completed ruffle on the backing using one-quarter inch from end ( be careful to just sew ruffle on to backing material and not the batting or front of quilt ) Then fold ruffle out and from the front of the quilt - fold batting and front quilt under ( at least one-quarter inch or one half inch) and stitch all along the border. I stitched close to the edge of the folded batting and front quilt so it looks very neat.
    Hope this is understandable. And good luck!
    Lizstitch

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    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
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    I pin it to the quilt and then pin the binding over top of that, raw edges even and stitch just like I would if I were only adding a binding to the edges. Then when I turn the binding to the back, the ruffle sticks out.

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    i've done as ruffle and also pleated... looks nice either way! Pics?

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    Did you have any trouble mitering the corners, or did you just round them?

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    I just kinda put the fullness so it looked nice (I pinned sideways about 4 inches before corner, then could "flip it outward" to check the fullness... went for visual vs. measured there!

  6. #16

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    For the corners, I just treated the ruffle like I was using binding on the corners. Stop stitch 1/4 from end. Fold binding/ruffle up 90 degree angle and then down and continue sticthing 1/4 inch from edge of material. ( I think this is the correct terms?)

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    What a life saver

    I was trying to figure out how to put a ruffle on a baby quilt & just found your explanation. Thank you SO much for that! I used to watch my great-granny hand quilt, but never saw how she did prairie point or ruffles. You have saved me a bunch of time & mistakes! I appreciate it.
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
    ~ Charles M. Schulz

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