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Thread: I need feedback on a proposed wall hanging

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    I have completed the cutting out of the pieces for the following pattern.
    Crown of Thorns. I am making the queen size. Due to issues (self inflicted) I have enough fabric to make a wall hanging. What I am wanting to do is take the layout that is shown in the picture 70X70 and just do the circles and spikes. No outside squares, borders, etc. I want to finish the edges after quilting with a satin stitch. Do you think this is a workable plan. I'm using fabrics by Island Batiks. Thanks in advance for any help, suggestions, etc.
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    I'd say just start making your blocks and put them up on a design wall. That way, you can see where you are at size-wise. You might even discover a different layout that works for you. That spiky border is awsome though, I really like the whole thing!

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    This is what I want the piece to look like. My concern is will a satin stitch give it a finished look. It will be tacked to a wall not hanging from a dole like you might with a wall hanging. Since I'm not familiar with circular edges I wasn't sure if a satin stitch would work or would there be a better way for edging the piece.
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    If it were me, Id use a narrow binding cut on the bias...

    Since it is going to be a wall hanging, you can use a single bias binding instead of a double fold binding and it will be easier to apply to those round edges


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    that would be my preference, too.

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    I would also do a narrow binding...
    After that much work, finish it well.
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    What if you sewed a backing on - right sides together - all the way around, then clipped the curves & cut a slit in the center back. Then turn it right side out & whip stitch the slit or applique something over it. The edges would all be completely finished & you wouldn't have to ease a binding around all the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyxquilts
    What if you sewed a backing on - right sides together - all the way around, then clipped the curves & cut a slit in the center back. Then turn it right side out & whip stitch the slit or applique something over it. The edges would all be completely finished & you wouldn't have to ease a binding around all the edges.
    There was a post on "birthing a quilt" where you sewed the backing & batting to the quilt top leaving a section about 6"-8" to turn the quilt...now zyxquilts has given birth to a quilt by C section. :wink:
    Good posts and wonderful tips on finishing curved edges.

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    A satin stitch will give you a finished looking edge. However, that would be quite a challenge given all those curves. Satin stitching looks better when it's in a straight line.

    Unless you are expert at satin stitching around curves and are consistent, I'd practice and practice and practice satin stitching around circles until you're satisfied you can do them "seamlessly."

    I've used satin stitching around curves before and though I'm getting better, I'm not always happy with the finished product.

    Other than that, I would have to agree with the bias binding suggestion. That won't be a picnic either, but you'll get a beautiful finish.

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    Binding seems to be the way to go but I did like the ideal of the right sides together and then turn. Satin stitch is out. This board has done just what I needed. I'm not a expert (probably never will be) but I have a secret weapon the members of this board. I truly appreciate all the help. Keep it coming. Thanks

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