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Thread: Dresden Plate Table topper

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    Hi Everyone,

    Some of you may know from my posting of this project yesterday in the Main section that I started off on the wrong foot by adding one too many wedges to my topper and then wondered why it wouldn't lay flat. :roll: Well, now that that minor irritant is history, I now have a new question to ask you all.

    I'm wondering if I should run a stitch 1/4" away from the edge all around this topper? So far, I've sewn the Feather stitch down each wedge seam and around the center to attach it. It looks nice to me this way, but I'm a bit concerned about the 'lock stitch' unraveling at the edge of the topper if I don't cross it with another stitch.

    How reliable are these 'lock stitches'? Do they hold pretty well? I expect this piece to be laundered, and I don't have that much experience with this stitch so am asking all you knowledgeable folks.

    If I should run a stitch 1/4" away from the edge, should I repeat the Feather stitch or what else would look okay?

    Thanks so much.

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    I cant advise you on your question but wanted to say that your block is beautiful, I love the colors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    I cant advise you on your question but wanted to say that your block is beautiful, I love the colors!!
    Thank you, much appreciated. :D I shopped from my stash (pats on back). :lol:

    This is a gift for my DIL's bday, which was last Thursday. :oops:

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    how are you attaching your piece?
    My first dresdon ( 30 years ago) I had a machine sewed edge before attaching to quilt top.

    now, have learned, if hand sewing onto fabric, that was not neccessary.. just up to style of your quilting too.

    I don't think there is a wrong answer. more of an answer, how not to have frayed edges to protect your beautiful work.

    Good luck !
    Ell

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    You have nice stash colors, this plate is great!!

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    love it

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    Ooooooh! So pretty. No ideas on what to do with quilting though.

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    Thank you everyone. Sure do appreciate your comments. :thumbup:

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    OOOOh and I love browns, that's so nice!!

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    I don't really care for the lock stitch. I find it a little bulky. I prefer to bury
    my thread in the batting.

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