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Thread: Finishing Edge of GFG

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    Tink74's Avatar
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    I really, really, really want to keep the wonky edge, BUT can someone please help me with how to accomplish that!! I thought it would be a piece of cake, but WOW all those inside corners...ughhh!! I am also tossing around the idea of binding it...BUT again, all those insides =D

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    One side - One idea
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    Other side - Same idea
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    Definately don't want to do!!
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    Sorry, I can't help, but I love seeing the progress of your quilt. I'm really not a pastell type of person myself but I truly like your GFG and have watched the progress so far. Curious to see how you solve this last problem.

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    Sorry I can't help either, but love your quilt!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMama
    Sorry I can't help either, but love your quilt!!!!!
    Ditto :)

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    You've come this far ... you can do it!

    Patience, Kitten! :)

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    I think the wonky edging would be nice. If you did a thin binding maybe that would go round the corners easier. What about using commercial binding it is usually a lot thinner than the fabric we use, but might not be as robust.
    Other than that, I like your last picture too.
    I like your quilt though, pretty colors.

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    On edges like that you have to make bias binding so it can be turned.

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    What about whole cloth binding. Ive seen this in a magazine, but dont remember which one. Maybe you could find a tut??? Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    On edges like that you have to make bias binding so it can be turned.
    Not necessarily. It's not a curved edge. Miter the outies and clip the innies.

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    I like the 1st idea you posted. I saw a pattern for honeycomb patchwork bag in the Australian 50th edition of Quilters Companion that had it finished with the inside layered under the uneven edges of hexagons to create a smooth edge, like the examples you posted. It looked nice. Unfortunately I couldn't find it online but maybe you will have a better search :) good luck!

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