Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Scrappity do Dah quilt....

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Northwestern Minnesota
    Posts
    13
    .......has anyone done this quilt or working on it now? I decided to make this for my DIL's 40th birthday in Sept. Acutally started it last Sept, figured I could get it done in a year!!! Well, I just sewed my first row of squares together and I didn't realize how hard it would be to match the seam! I'm just wondering if anyone has done this quilt and how they felt about it. I will finish it, but I'm a little concerned about not getting everything to match up. I am going to have it machine quilted, so maybe the ones that are off won't be noticable. I guess a challange is good for ones soul though :-)
    Pat

  2. #2
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,108
    Blog Entries
    1
    Pin and baste stitch your intersections, using an 1/8" seam. If you are happy with them, then go back and stitch them as usual. :D:D:D

  3. #3
    Senior Member BDor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    o
    Posts
    372
    I have been thinking of doing that quilt. May wait and see how you come out with it. I know it will take me a long time but then every thing does and right now we are redoing a bathroom (ourselves) and we are not do it yourself people. Can't think why we started this quilting is much more fun!!!

    Beverly

  4. #4
    Senior Member gailmitchell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fredericton, NB
    Posts
    375
    I had to look up the quilt, and found the link. Yes, I can see where the intersections of the middle strips would be tricky to match when you sew the blocks together. But it is a beautiful quilt. Good Luck!

    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/artic...rappity_do_dah

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Northwestern Minnesota
    Posts
    13
    amma..........thanks for the tip. I'll try it and see how it works.
    :-P

    Pat (catz)

  6. #6
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,482
    Blog Entries
    10
    That is a LOT of seams to match :shock:

    Would love to see pics :lol:

  7. #7
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    10,040
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'd love to make that quilt. To make the matching easier, you might want to try glue basting. It takes just a tiny dot of Elmer's Washable School Glue in the seam, and then you iron it. I find this easier than pinning and I don't have slippag problems with it.

  8. #8
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,897
    What a nice cozy scrappy.

  9. #9
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,193
    Wow, its going to be beautiful!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.