Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
GFG quilting and binding >

GFG quilting and binding

GFG quilting and binding

Old 06-02-2015, 04:08 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 395
Default GFG quilting and binding

I have just completed a GFG top about 86x98. I was wanting to quilt it myself on my Bernina, but I am thinking it will be too hard and frustrating; I am thinking about tying it. Can anyone tell/help me about tying a GFG quilt? Also I want to add hexagons around all the edges to form the binding to be appliqués to the back. I am unsure how to do this. Do I add the binding hexagons before/after quilting/tying? I would appreciated any help/suggestions. Thanks.
CGail is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 04:46 AM
  #2  
Power Poster
 
Jingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 36,137
Default

Personally, I don't like tied quilts. I only tie comforters.
Jingle is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 05:01 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
GemState's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Idaho
Posts: 476
Default

I feel when so much work is invested in a quilt it deserves to be quilted. As Jingle says tying is great for comforters but I think you would be much happier if you quilted it...or had it quilted.
GemState is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 05:12 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Central NY
Posts: 859
Default

I don't care for tied quilts either, as I don't think they will hold up as well as quilted ones. I have no idea what a GFG quilt is, but could you stid (stitch in the ditch) with a serpentine stitch on the seams and tie in the center of the blocks, if they are larger than 7"-8"? I have never made a quilt that large, but I have seen quilts that size done on regular domestic machines. Craftsy has some classes that can help you with this.
Wintersewer is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 05:26 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
psychonurse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Arley,Alabama
Posts: 1,735
Default

What is GFG? I personally don't like tied quilts. it is difficult but not impossible to quilt on your home machine.
psychonurse is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 05:53 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Billi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Green Valley AZ
Posts: 2,574
Default

I have no problem with tied quilts......I think you would probably need to tie in pretty much every hexi and if they are small thats going to be a lot of ties. If you don't want them to show as much use thread colors that match each place that you tie and/or tie so the knot is on the back of the quilt. When I tie a quilt I use a high loft poly batting I just like how it looks.

So will someone tell me what you consider to be the difference between a quilt and a comforter?
Billi is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 06:35 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 395
Default

GFG - Grandmother Flower Garden, made with paper pieced one inch hexagons. I do not normally like tied quilts either. I am just trying to figure out a way that I can do it myself. One lady who looked at my quilt top suggested tying it with pearl embroidery thread in each of the sox corners which would include several hexie's whwn tying one hexie's - very time consuming, but something I could do. I just want to be sure I will be satisfied because I have worked on this top for over two years. Besides the quilting, I need to know about binding it ?
CGail is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 07:15 AM
  #8  
Super Member
 
thimblebug6000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 7,049
Default

Here's the results of a google search on how to make a GFG facing. There's a couple videos and sites to go to, hope one of them helps. https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...utf-8&oe=utf-8
thimblebug6000 is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 07:23 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Slidell, Louisiana
Posts: 6,951
Default

Here is a link to a tutorial on how to do it where it keeps the original hexie shape instead of cutting them straight or making half hexies. I did a baby quilt like this and really like it, I also machine quilted it, as much as I enjoy hand stitching hexies, I'm just not a hand quilter, .....maybe someday, who knows?!
http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/05...ie-quilts.html
Latrinka is offline  
Old 06-02-2015, 07:31 AM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,371
Default

I think tying it would detract from your hard work. I have pulled the backing to the front and then hand appliqué do the hexie edges down. You could send it to a long armer and get a swirled circle or baptist fan pattern quilted.
francie yuhas is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
craftybear
Links and Resources
0
11-03-2011 01:23 PM
hlponyfarm
Main
65
06-24-2011 11:10 AM
Tink74
Pictures
81
05-24-2011 03:59 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.