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Thread: New and have a question

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    Member wickedlittlemiss's Avatar
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    I like the look of this bedspread, but obviously it's not a real quilt; it's just a print of a patchwork. From looking at it, though, I do have a question. I like how the patchwork squares what seems like a ribbon trim on them.

    Is there any reason you couldn't do this in real life with a real quilt? My first quilt will likely involve very simple squares, and this might give the quilt a little more life?

    thanks for any input.
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    You could do that.

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    Looks like it would make a good QAYG. Very pretty!

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    are you talking about the small strip that separates the larger squares? If so, that's called sashing and is very common and very easy to do. Instead of using ribbon, I'd look for a fabric with stripes on it that can be cut to look like the ribbons. Does that answer your question? It's a beautiful quilt and can be easily done with quilting fabrics.

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    Hello and welcome from central Alabama.

    There is no reason you couldn't do that quilt in real life. You could either piece a narrow sashing, or fussy cut some stripe fabric. If you want to keep it simple I would go with the stripe.

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    You could piece the squares together first, then sew the ribbon down on top of the seams. Kind of like sewing ric rac. Buy a good quality ribbon though.

    Those large squares would be good for a large print.

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    You can definately do anything you want on a quilt and put anything you want on it. Just remember, some things are more durable than others.

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    Ribbon can shrink with wash asnd make a puckery seam. I would use narrow sashing. Using a stripe would work, fussy cutting it, but need to be careful and use exact seaming or it will be noticable, will look wavy.

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    That's an easy pattern to do for your first quilt.

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    I would use a flange or piping. Both of which are really really easy to do.

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