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elp me out? how to sandwich and baste this

Old 03-26-2021, 09:03 AM
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Hi all, I posted previously that I didnt know what to do about my first cotton-pieced work and I have now come up with a tablerunner with points on the ends! I did a pieced back with fleece fabric with a border, too! I plan to use medium weight batting so that it can be used to hold hot items as well. I cant seem to put pictures up right now.

However, how do I baste all 3 layers so that it all lines up, including the pointed ends or do those separately, or do them first? I want to quilt it. My concern is that if Im off by even 1/4 inch when I am basting and secure stitching, it will be wonky and the points wont match up on the ends. I'm so nervous! Can I use fusable interface to help it stay put if Im going to use it for hot things as well? or should I stick with pins? Should I secure stitch the pointed ends first so they dont wander? I havent put the back all together yet in case I need to readjust with the plan. Its too bulky to turn rightside out and I want to use binding.

Im asking because I need some ideas; I went online and coulndt find anything about tablerunners that are pieced on both sides that had nonsquare edges, all had just plain backings.
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Old 03-26-2021, 09:16 AM
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heres pictures. Please, feedback would be nice too. What do you like about it? What looks off?
Attached Thumbnails tablerunner-back.jpg   tablerunner-front.jpg  
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:31 AM
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Cute runner! Putting binding on points can be tricky. Ankastreasures has some good tutorials on binding odd shapes that might help. The other option would be to “ pillowcase” the runner. Pillowcasing is where you put right sides together (leave a little opening for turning) you sew around the edge and turn right side out,
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Old 03-26-2021, 11:32 AM
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Tutorials for binding help.

https://quiltwithmarcibaker.com/quilt-videos/

The other option is to layer the pieces and stitch around them. Leave an opening and turn it right side out. The stitch close.

Technique shown here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLGx9f7xLW0
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You want to make your batting and backing larger than your top. Shifting may happen when quilting. This is normal. After you have quilted is when you trim the excess off and bind If you are making a double sided runner, the best bet is to line them up carefully and pillowcase as Tartan suggested
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They need a good pressing. It's impossible to tell the shape until you do.

I agree with 'pillowcasing' rather than binding this runner.
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I think it is very challenging to try to line up two things like you are trying t o do.

Not saying it is impossible, but if these were my pieces, I would make rwo table runners - each with an unpieced backing that is larger than the top. In my experience - even with extremely close pin basting - the layers shift a bit.

For the runner made with fleece pieces - i am wondering if it would lay "flat"? If you overlapped the pieces- maybe - but with conventional seaming, I think it would be " lumpy and bumpy".

pressing so the tops are flat does make layering easier . But can one press fleece without ruining it?

The aqua piece is pretty.



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[QUOTE=Rhonda K;8471338]Tutorials for binding help.

https://quiltwithmarcibaker.com/quilt-videos/

Hey Rhonda- thanks for that link, I'm enjoying some of her very simple, easy to get 'how to's!
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when I try to do something that is double sided, I focus my energy on one side (whichever is my favorite). and the backside pattern I intentionally make smaller in size with a very extra large border (so the size comes out fully larger than the top). this way, when basted and quilted (and shifting inevitably happens!) I can trim it down to the size of the front and the front looks great. and on the backside, if it is indeed shifted a bit, there will be enough trim room in the large border to still allow that central main pattern to not get lost.
I would not expect to baste together layers when the front and the back are the same size.
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Cheshirepat, You are welcome!
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