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Thread: turning quilt inside out???

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    I made a few table runners and did not want t bind them. I sew the batting on the wrong side then the two quilted fabric right side together and turned them inside out...then I machine quilted and did a fake binding by stitching around the edges. I was thinking this may work for doing baby quilts..hmmm...has anyone ever done that??

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    Good idea.

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    One name for this is "birthing" a quilt :wink: :D:D:D

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    Yes, I made a baby "floor" blanket the way you explained. Nothing fancy, made from flannel, warm & easily laundered.

    It's easy & fast.

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    I think the biggest quilt I've "birthed" was around 36x36 inches. It was a quilt for a friend's little dog. It worked great for that size. However, I think that the larger the quilt, the harder it would be to use this method.

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    http://www.hgtv.com/video/birthing-a...deo/index.html
    Thanks Amma...I found this video using that name.

    here is another - larger quilt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nroeCv904NQ

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    I did that for one I finished for MIL on thursday..it was a throw for one of her great-grandsons...she was in a hurry for it so I finished it for her.

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    I used that method on one of my DGD quilts. It worked great.

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    I agree, Boscobd. The largest one I've done was 44x62. The problem is the quilting "uses up" the front or backing material depending on the way one quilts, so the quilting design may not reach the borders evenly. On this one, I lost 1/2" of backing. To keep from having to shorten the quilt and mess up the design, I had to put extra wide binding tape on the bottom backside. A save is as good as a win to me!

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    I have finished a number of baby quilts and wall hangings in this way. Anything bigger could be done, but would take a lot of pulling & tugging to get it all turned and squared up to be able to quilt.

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