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Thread: What makes a quilt look wonky?

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    Super Member ssnare's Avatar
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    My quilt looks wonky after I put the binding on. What makes it do that?

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    Junior Member cmg625's Avatar
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    How do you mean "wonky"?

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    It sounds like the border got stretched when being bound or was cut too long. Sometimes washing the quilt helps this.

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    Super Member ssnare's Avatar
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    It is wavy on the edges.

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    Junior Member cmg625's Avatar
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    Sounds like the binding wasn't straight when it was folded over to the other side or wasn't even when it was first sewn on. Just a thought.

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    Junior Member cmg625's Avatar
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    Sounds like the binding wasn't straight when it was folded over to the other side or wasn't even when it was first sewn on. Just a thought.

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    Did you measure through the center of the quilt for the borders and the binding? I have read that if you measure around the outside edge it can cause wonkiness.

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    Can you post a picture?

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    Have you blocked the quilt?

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    It sounds like when you added the border you measured the edge of the quilt and not the center. For some reason, the border will be too big and you will get waves in it.

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