Ok ya'll, got another little "dilemma" for ya that needs advice. Today my mom gave me a crib-size quilt she started for my grandson a year ago and told me it just needs the binding finished. Well, she does have half the binding done. Problem is she makes beautiful tops but when it comes to the sandwiching, quilting and binding it's ... well.... it just doesn't hold up well for actual use. I am so perplexed as to what I should do with it. It has chenille and flannel on the top, muslin for backing and a very thick batting. I am sure it's the high-loft poly-cotton stuff from wally world. It has only been SITD and edges serged. She rolled all 3 layers over an inch to the back and that was how she was doing the binding. The front has very large areas that are very floppy and loose as there is no quilting other than SITD of the piecing seams. I really want to make this as special as she intended for her first and only GGS but don't want to take away from her "style" either. How can I make this more sturdy and it still be her gift to him? I did already undo the binding she started as it was very thick and uneven. Trimmed up batting and backing to do a front-to-back binding on it which reduced the bulk a ton and makes it look a lot better.
Was thinking of maybe some tiny tacking here and there to secure the layers a bit more..? I don't know, what would you do in this situation? I am gonna make a label for the back that has her as the maker and quilter, as it is hers afterall.
Ugh! Just noticed that some dummy( :oops: ) still don't know how to get the right date on the camera. LoL
Front of quilt
Back showing the quilting she did