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Old 08-09-2013, 03:20 PM
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Hello there,

I am working on quilting my patchwork placemats with a border. My question is do I SID around the inside border if I have stitched 1/4 inch around each seam? I've never done that stitch before, but I think the back will look unfinished if I don't....like all these seams are just hanging out there. So confused.


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Old 08-09-2013, 03:53 PM
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If you flip it over and they look like they are hanging in the air to you, then run a row of stitching to finish them IF it doesn't spoil the design on the front. If you can post a picture someone may have another solution. They are your placemats and the only person they have to please, is you!
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:08 PM
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I with Tartan, sometimes if you take a picture of your work you see it differently and it can help you make your mind up. Good luck though!
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I have two more rows and then I will post a pic. Thanks!
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This is the back. It's a gift so I want it to look finished, but I'm not sure if I should stitch inside the border. I realize they are my placemats, but they are my first set. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:09 PM
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Looking lovely! You could run a row of stitching between your squares and the border. Stitch right in the stitching line, (this is called stitch in the ditch or SITD) being careful to not get up on your border fabric. A foot that allows you a good view of the stitching line will help and stitch slowly.
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I am working on that right now. Decided I couldn't live with it the other way! LOL

i'll post a pic a pic with the border stitching. The walking foot makes this so much easier.
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I did it!!!!! I am so much happier with them. Now for the binding. This gets easier as you go along, right? Ha ha ha. I so appreciate your input! Thanks!
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They're very pretty, and will make a lovely gift!
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LOL, sometimes it gets easier, until it doesn't. It is a continually learning experience. But you have conquered the hard part. You found the quilting board!! Come back often!
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