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Thread: Back to Nature progress and a question about blocking with starch

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    Arrow Back to Nature progress and a question about blocking with starch

    Here's the whole center for the Back to Nature I've been working on. Just added the double flying geese borders this morning. All the rest of the pieces are ready to go. It measures perfectly square side to side and corner to corner, but the border is a bit wobbly for me and I want to fix it before I add the corners. There is one tiny pucker in two sides--so something is a bit off.

    I ironed it well--again. And starched the border well. When I laid it out on the rug, I pinned the corners (was only able to stick the pins into the rug, not back through the fabric) and sprayed the borders again--just the parts that seem to have a bit extra. This was the right procedure--right? I remember learning about this here when I was having trouble with a floral bargello and it worked beautifully!

    Thanks!
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    I can't answer your question but it sure is a beautiful quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt, hope it works out.

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    I dont have the answer but if it were my quilt I would love it just as it is.
    Denise finally in Manchester NH

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    That is a good way to block your quilt top. If you still end up with just a bit extra fabric, just use a bead board quilting pattern on the outside border. I think that quilt pattern would look good with your quilt along the edge even if it isn't necessary. Very nice quilt top you have there!

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    Absolutely beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Beautiful quilt. Sandy 64

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    It's a beautiful quilt! Good thing it wasn't any larger, or it would not have fit your carpet!!

    ITA with how you did it. I would also use damp towels on top, with weights over it.

    However, I've now started machine basting borders on, and check I am happy, before I do the final stitching. I'm more likely to correct ... than to say, oh heck it'll be OK!
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    It looks great. If any of your outside blocks were on the bias it might explain the little bit of waves you mentioned but you should be very proud of this.
    Judy

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    Can't help you out with the starch questions as I've never used, but that is one gorgeous quilt

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