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Thread: help quilt came back lopsided from the quilter

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    Super Member CoriAmD's Avatar
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    I say (as Tim Gun says on Project Runway) "make it work"... it is barely noticable really, and once you bind it, I am sure your friend will not notice. Lovely quilt by the way... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    That is not enough to worry about. It's also the reason I plan on never using cross grain fabric for my wide borders again. I want the wide border cut from length of the fabric. The width has a mind of it's own when being FMQ. I assume it does the same on the longarm.
    Glad you mentioned this as in a few days I'll be cutting a wide border for a queen size quilt and will make sure I cut them lengthwise.

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    "What do I do to fix this....it is a gift for a friend!!!!!"

    No problem with one border being a tad less than the others, it's so pretty who will notice but you. Sometimes we make ourselves crazy of little details, I know as I've been there done that.

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    1/4" is nothing - don't worry about it. After you bind, it will not be noticeable.

    Very cute quilt by what I can see!

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    I would say OH WELL!! Just trim it and bind it.
    Not one of my quilts were ever right. LOL

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    This really isn't very bad at all. Just the normal ammount of shrinkage that happens with quilting. I always make my outer border a few inches larger than I want my finished border to be so I can trim it down after it is quilted. Hope this will help for future quilts. I can't see any bunching in the photos so it can't be that bad. One suggestion for you though, don't point out anything that you "Think" is a mistake to ANYONE, they don't care and probably will never notice unless you show them. They will love the quilt for being a handmade gift with lots of love sewed into it!
    peace :D

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