I am trying to hand quilt an old quilt top that wont lie flat. the edges were uneven, so i turned them under and pinned and basted them. but if i make it as flat as possible, it will be a quilt with catty-wonky dimensions. if i make it as flat as possible, i will be quilting over ripples and making puckers. it was hand peiced and so not accurate seam-matching, so i think my quilting over ripples will just follow the character that it already has. what do you think?