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Thread: Will this "quilt out"? Or, how to solve the problem?

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    Super Member Quiltgranny's Avatar
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    Hi Everyone,

    A while back someone else on this forum made this topper using this wonderful pattern, "Table Scraps" from the magazine "Quilt", Apr/May 2011 issue.

    I made the top of it up this evening, paying close attention to the 1/4" seam and other accuracies... but find it won't lay flat. I even tried to press it into submission, including using starch. Still, it just wants to ripple a little here and there.

    This is my first Dresden plate pattern. Can anyone tell me what caused this and how I can fix it?

    Thanks so much,

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    Hi
    I am new to Dresden plate too, although visually it's one of my favourites, so I can't help you with the issue but will be watching for the answers along with you.

    I just wanted to say your colour choices on this one are beautiful, what a nice combination!

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    I would mark those seams that wobble and take slightly larger seam allowance on them until it lays flat. Sometimes, the angle is slightly off on the segments. You can tell if that's the case when the wobble is not even along the entire seam but just partial.

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    It is never a good idea to hope that anything will be quilted out, because it never is. Chances are that something that lays flat now may not after quilted, but if it doesn't before, it will not after either. Sharon Schamber has a technique she uses to shrink blocks into submission. If it is still free and I can find it I will post it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I would mark those seams that wobble and take slightly larger seam allowance on them until it lays flat. Sometimes, the angle is slightly off on the segments. You can tell if that's the case when the wobble is not even along the entire seam but just partial.
    I would do the same, just take in each seam a smidge. Some may quilt out, but you may also end up with unwanted tucks because you can't pull it flat enough. I love the colors you chose though!! I can't wait to see it finished!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I'll go take a look. Thanks so much :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I would mark those seams that wobble and take slightly larger seam allowance on them until it lays flat. Sometimes, the angle is slightly off on the segments. You can tell if that's the case when the wobble is not even along the entire seam but just partial.
    I figured the answer may be something like this. I'll go see if I can make my wobbles weeble less. :lol: Thanks so much.

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    I agree with the others.....but I have to say that also in some cases they do quilt out..I have quilted quite a few lonestars and dresden plates that were not perfect..and they all quilted out fine....but it is always a risk.

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    Thanks I will be making this pattern and know what to look for!

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