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Thread: Quilt top just finnished??

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    I'm way too new to quilting to offer any guesses, but I do think it is very pretty! :mrgreen:

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    Very nice. :thumbup:

    With regards to the borders being a bit wavy, try pressing them with steam and starch. They should behave better. I'm going to assume you had the border fabric on top, as you were sewing them on. The extra weight of the quilt top hanging down below your sewing machine created a stretching effect on the quilt top, while the border fabric was not stretched at the same rate. This will cause some slight waviness. Also, check that the edges of both fabrics remained even and the seam is a consistent width.

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    It is a beautiful quilt.

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    Looks good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    Very nice. :thumbup:

    With regards to the borders being a bit wavy, try pressing them with steam and starch. They should behave better. I'm going to assume you had the border fabric on top, as you were sewing them on. The extra weight of the quilt top hanging down below your sewing machine created a stretching effect on the quilt top, while the border fabric was not stretched at the same rate. This will cause some slight waviness. Also, check that the edges of both fabrics remained even and the seam is a consistent width.
    Thank you, this I did not know?? Learn something new everyday, I appreciate your help. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    You may want to ask your quilt inspector-he seems intent on it :-)
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    Does this mean Brandon?? Haha!!!!

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    Very nice!

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    What a beautiful quilt. Love the layout.

    In regards to your border you have received some excellent suggestions. I would only add to divide your quilt side and border both into quarters and then match the divisions so any easing that must be done will be done gently the full length of the quilt.

    When I cut my borders I usually just lay the quilt out and put my border on top in the middle from side to side and then trim them to fit. Works a charm for me. No measuring tape necessary. But some people recommend that you do measure your quilt top in three places and then average them three measurements for the length of your border. Have I totally confused you yet?

    Bottom line - just keep practicing. Your next quilt will have fewer waves, I'm sure!

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    Very very pretty! Lets just say the waves gives it "movement" :)

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    I cut either way depending on the length that I need, I never have had wavy borders.
    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I heard you must cut with the straight grain of the fabric for borders- and not cut across the wideth of the fabric. Does anyone know if this is true?

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