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Thread: how to hand quilt an old wavy quilt?

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    Super Member 117becca's Avatar
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    Is the extra fullness just down in the bottom left hand corner??

    I wonder if the white star could be re-sewn to take in some of the fullness?

    I would straighten the sides/bottom a bit more before binding the edges. I think some of that could be eased in w/ a cotton batting and the quilting - W/ cotton batting, when it is washed, it'll wrinkle up and maybe make some of the extra not be so noticeable.
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    Maybe tie the middle of each design and another row out from the center?
    Then hand quilt the solid white.. easing it as you go?

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    Since this is a quilt for sentimental value only, I would leave as is. Just don't quilt real tight and I think it will be fine. I am hand quilting the last quilt top that my Grandmother made. She had hand pieced, but her eye sight was going and there is a lot of problems with it. She gave it to my youngest son and wife when they got married. I told both of them they would have to put up and not use. I believe that the history of the quilt is more important than how it looks. Just my opinion.
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    I wish I had some suggestions for you but .........

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    thankyou so much for all the suggestions! i have turned under the edges all around to square it up best I can; pinned; will baste. i also read that if i pull the basting tight around the edges, i could pull out some of the waves. i am excited that the batting could possibly take care of a majority of my problems here!

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    I'm glad that you got some ideas - but you can't baste the edges and count on that to take care of everything - Basting the entire quilt top prior to quilting will help. Once you start hand quilting - you will have the fabric stretch out and you'll need the edges for the "airbubble" to escape.

    Does that make sense?
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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