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Thread: Gathered sashing or borders

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    Have noticed on some small quilts, that the sashing or borders have been gathered and it looks nice. Anyone tried this? Or are my eyes decieving me?

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    I"ve seen it also, it sure looks nice, but I haven"t tried it.

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    Yes it looks really nice used in a baby quilt.

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    Both sides of the fabric is gathered and then sewn into the quilts. Using a gathering foot helps keep your gathers nice and even. You can pick them up for $10 or less online :wink:

    You will see this a lot in heirloom quilts. I just watched Martha Pullen demonstrate this yesterday morning on her tv show :D:D:D

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    I do not have a gathering foot, it would save a lot of work, wouldn't it? Might have to check it out, if I decided to try this out or go with my double row of gathering threads. Still, it makes a nice quilt as I said.

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    I haven't tried this yet, but am planning on putting some ruffles or shirring in some baby quilts. I don't have a gathering foot, but I read to lay a "heavy" string down, and zigzag over it (not catching it) then pulling on the string to make your gathers. Then sew into place.

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    Nevah heard of it or seen it!

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    If you have a serger, you could gather both sides of your sashing or border on the serger. Then you could sew it to your block or quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter girl
    I haven't tried this yet, but am planning on putting some ruffles or shirring in some baby quilts. I don't have a gathering foot, but I read to lay a "heavy" string down, and zigzag over it (not catching it) then pulling on the string to make your gathers. Then sew into place.
    That is exactly how I do ruffles on any project with ruffles. For some strange reason, my DGD is terrified of ruffles. She will not wear anything at all with a ruffle. I once made her some jammie pants with ruffles at the feet opening and she had a fit until I cut them off. I can only imagine a quilt for her with ruffles. LOL!!

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    Thats so sad
    Quote Originally Posted by SherriB
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter girl
    I haven't tried this yet, but am planning on putting some ruffles or shirring in some baby quilts. I don't have a gathering foot, but I read to lay a "heavy" string down, and zigzag over it (not catching it) then pulling on the string to make your gathers. Then sew into place.
    That is exactly how I do ruffles on any project with ruffles. For some strange reason, my DGD is terrified of ruffles. She will not wear anything at all with a ruffle. I once made her some jammie pants with ruffles at the feet opening and she had a fit until I cut them off. I can only imagine a quilt for her with ruffles. LOL!!
    :cry:

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