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Thread: My third top ready to be quilted - cc please

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    Great job quilt is a beauty . joyce j

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    Your quilt looks great, Very pretty

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    Your quilt is beautiful. Are you starching your fabric and squaring each block as you finish it before sewing them all together?

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    came out great, maybe it will quilt out

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    irishrose (how pretty) - Squaring each block and starching? Should I?

    Will the starch leave a residue on my ironing board? I've used "fabulon" from an atomiser. It delivers blotches, so I iron them in. Is this the right method?

    I just wish I could get this making of the top of my quilt right


    Maybe that's the problem - (?) I just did a cotton test on the floral fabric and found it's poly cotton. Material bought many years ago to make "cafe curtains" from. I thought it was so appropriate for my design, I just went ahead and created my first project. Maybe I should stick to cottons.

    Thanks irishrose and the rest of the girls for your appraisal of my "top".
    Cheers, Mal from Cessnock AU

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    Thanks lynnie - I hope so
    Cheers, Mal from Cessnock AU

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    I think your top is great. I really love the borders of flowers.
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    I usually size up my blocks each step of the way. I agree with ArtsyOne, that being off just 1/32 eventually accumulates enough of a difference that it can throw your entire quilt off. That extra time spent in the beginning saves a lot of grief in the end. Love your fabric choice and layout. Thanks for sharing.
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    Try using a stilleto; I use a cut off bamboo kebob stick that is sharp on one end, its a long one so I cut it in half and it helps me hold the end of the fabric better to get a 1/4" seam. Foound that as I approched the end of the stitch line the fabric would pull over and leave the end uneven.

    Good Luck, delma

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    Lots of good reasons for problem already stated. Just wanted to compliment you on your beautiful quilt!
    Helen T.

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