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Thread: MTS! Looks like the starch trick worked!

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    First--for those who don't know what I'm talking about... look here first:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-110159-1.htm

    Now--here are pics of the piece pinned to the carpet in my quilting room. I drew a straight line on a piece of fabric, then pinned the uneven edges along it. I pinned all around, but extra in the spots that were off. I've sprayed and checked and sprayed some more. Since it's colder in there, I've hit it with a hair dryer. It's still not 100% dry, but I took the pins out. I'll iron it later tonight. BUT--looks like it worked great--yes?? Yes!!! :-D :-D I have just a wee trim to do.

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    I still think I just want a green binding. But, if you're one who'd add two green borders with a skinny floral one between--please raise your hand. :-D

    one side--this one wasn't too bad
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    This was the side that was more off. Look at her now! :-)
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    It's such a beautiful quilt!! I'm happy for you that it worked!

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    Your quilt is stunning! I am not a fan of bargello, but this is a beauty.

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    So glad that worked--I'll have to remember that trick.

    Your quilt is beautiful. I like the idea of just a binding, I don't think borders add anything to bargelloes (just my VERY humble opinion). Yours is great just like it is.

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    phew - saved by the starch trick. I've done this with individual blocks but never with anything bigger (& hope I never have too!)

    I'm sitting on my hand here so don't count me in for borders. Green binding sounds right on the mark.

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    So glad to know this. I watched the videos too (both shrinking and stretching) for my own wonky bargello (which is now stored as a UFO) because I had the same problem. Glad your's is a success.

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    Wow what a difference the blocking made! So when you trim are you just planning on squaring up the edge that appears just the teenyest, tinyest bit bowed?

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    That's great, can imagine how you must feel now!

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    Yea!!! So glad that it worked. That sure is beautiful Karla!!!

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    spray starch is your friend!

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