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!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Help!

  1. #1
    Senior Member Mazda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Posts
    987
    Do I have to quilt the border? It is only about 2 1/2". If so, tell me something easy, please.

  2. #2
    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    La Grande, OR
    Posts
    2,459
    No, you don't have to do anything. It is your quilt. :-)

  3. #3
    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    2,864
    Most of the batting I have seen requires stitching only every 4 inches. What does your batting say? You are also stitching the binding so that will hold the batting in place. I would vote "no" for quilting the 2 1/2 inch border!

  4. #4
    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Cashton WI
    Posts
    1,149
    you can easily do a zig and a zag in the border, this is just back and forth.

    Or a cursive l and e (over and over again)

    stitch in the ditch on each side.

    Enjoy.
    sue

  5. #5
    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Festus, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    1,552
    I'm having the same quandary over sashing. I think it needs something but it's a diagonal set quilt so any continuous design has to be spot on. The blocks are quilted right up to the sashing so there is a 2" or less area that is unquilted between all 16" blocks. The blocks are quilted with an Orange Peel. The setting triangles have a waterlily motif. The first border is a similar but simpler continuous waterlily and the final border is the fancier waterlily also continuous. For now, the quilt is loaded on the frame so I see it every time I walk into my office or past the window outside. Eventually a solution will come to me.

    Back to your issue. How big is this quilt? Can you post a pic? What kind of other quilting designs are going on in the quilt and how close do they come to the border?

  6. #6
    Super Member maine ladybug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,006
    At 2 1/2 inches I would quilt it if I wanted to , or not if I didn't. It should be fine either way.

  7. #7
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,392
    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    I'm having the same quandary over sashing. I think it needs something but it's a diagonal set quilt so any continuous design has to be spot on. The blocks are quilted right up to the sashing so there is a 2" or less area that is unquilted between all 16" blocks. The blocks are quilted with an Orange Peel. The setting triangles have a waterlily motif. The first border is a similar but simpler continuous waterlily and the final border is the fancier waterlily also continuous. For now, the quilt is loaded on the frame so I see it every time I walk into my office or past the window outside. Eventually a solution will come to me.

    Back to your issue. How big is this quilt? Can you post a pic? What kind of other quilting designs are going on in the quilt and how close do they come to the border?
    Speaking of posting pics, would love to see the one you are describing it sounds lovely!

    And no you don't have to quilt the border if you don't want to. I would stand back and stare at it for a while. It will tell you if it needs it or not.

  8. #8
    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Festus, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    1,552
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning
    I'm having the same quandary over sashing. I think it needs something but it's a diagonal set quilt so any continuous design has to be spot on. The blocks are quilted right up to the sashing so there is a 2" or less area that is unquilted between all 16" blocks. The blocks are quilted with an Orange Peel. The setting triangles have a waterlily motif. The first border is a similar but simpler continuous waterlily and the final border is the fancier waterlily also continuous. For now, the quilt is loaded on the frame so I see it every time I walk into my office or past the window outside. Eventually a solution will come to me.

    Back to your issue. How big is this quilt? Can you post a pic? What kind of other quilting designs are going on in the quilt and how close do they come to the border?
    Speaking of posting pics, would love to see the one you are describing it sounds lovely!

    And no you don't have to quilt the border if you don't want to. I would stand back and stare at it for a while. It will tell you if it needs it or not.
    It is lovely. That's why I'm having such a hard time deciding what to do. I'm not sure how well it will show up in pics and I don't want to hi-jack this thread but when I make up my mind and finish it--I promise to post pictures. Watch for a diagonal set, queen size Black Jewel Box quilt.

  9. #9
    Super Member dhanke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
    Posts
    1,302
    I would say that it depends on how much quilting you have in the rest of the quilt, if it's fairly closely quilted, closer than 2 1/2, I would do some quilting in the border so that it lays flat and doesn't puff up or get wavy. You could always just do straight or decorative stitching 1/2 inch from each edge, that would be simple, or if you prefer fmq, you could do a wave or a free form cable.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Ridgeville, Ohio
    Posts
    993
    can you just do a repeating design every five or six inches something that ties in with the quilt I have done that it looks great

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

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.