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Thread: Help me my quilt buddies ... wedding ring troubles

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    Junior Member slvrseven's Avatar
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    I have always wanted to do a wedding ring quilt, so I bit the bullet an bought a quilt kit.Right now it does not look like the picture on the front .. Does it ever ?
    Is there a secret way to do the curves so you dont end up with little balloon like pieces ...help before I float away .. will try to put pics up of the project .. newbie here ...

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    Try to handle those pieces very gently while sewing and pressing. Bias edges stretch so easily, and I am assuming they didn't starch the fabric before it was cut.
    Make sure the pressure foot tension is set so that it doesn't stretch the fabrics as you sew, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrseven
    I have always wanted to do a wedding ring quilt, so I bit the bullet an bought a quilt kit.Right now it does not look like the picture on the front .. Does it ever ?
    Is there a secret way to do the curves so you dont end up with little balloon like pieces ...help before I float away .. will try to put pics up of the project .. newbie here ...
    Which one are you doing? Eleanor burns or another?

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    Thanks , I will try that . Should I starch the fabric now ? I dont have them completely put together as yet just those wedge like pieces ( that look puffy). Should I take them apart? Starch them, then try again?

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    I am doing a quilt kit from Hearth quilts. I am going to try to put up the pics I have ... It might take a while ...new to this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrseven
    I have always wanted to do a wedding ring quilt, so I bit the bullet an bought a quilt kit.Right now it does not look like the picture on the front .. Does it ever ?
    Is there a secret way to do the curves so you dont end up with little balloon like pieces ...help before I float away .. will try to put pics up of the project .. newbie here ...
    wedding ring
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    comes together okay here
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvrseven
    Thanks , I will try that . Should I starch the fabric now ? I dont have them completely put together as yet just those wedge like pieces ( that look puffy). Should I take them apart? Starch them, then try again?
    I add these and ..they look puffy after
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    look puffy
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    Have you pressed it yet? Looks like it may just need a good press with a good shot of steam. Sure looks pretty!

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    When I made mine, I cut a 13-1/2" square of my background fabric and fused by arches to that. It was much easier for me than the way you are doing it.

    I can't help you with this but if you were doing it the Eleanor burns way, I could. Sorry.

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    It could be in the way you are stitching the arches ... curves are very tricky ! I will be doing one soon :roll: but am doing it the Elanor Burns way with the fusing on the back :thumbup:

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