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Old 09-03-2010, 05:02 PM
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So I made up a top and loved the pattern so much I made it again the next week. But this is what happened - when I framed each of the blocks with the dark purple strip, the blocks had stretched and now they dont sit flat. :cry: I cut the dark purple strips exactly to the right size. I think that perhaps the light pink fabric was not as good quality as the fabric I had used on the first quilt top, and that is why it stretched.

Without unpicking it, is this salvagable? Will it sit flatter after I quilt it? I cant get onto anything else until I decide what to do with this one. Help please!
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:04 PM
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try using spray starch and give it a really good pressing before you start picking stitches out. Somethings that will give it the body it needs to lie flat.
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Depends. I have had this happen. But when I had it quitled on a long arm, the puffy disappeared. YOu can take a chance. Even handquilting should take up teh slack. It is a beautiful quilt. Hope you work it out. YOu know Cathy MIller's song "You can Quilt that out". LOL
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:05 PM
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You could try blocking it.
Dampen it then pin it out flat (stretch it if you have to to make it square) on the floor or a bed and let it dry.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:06 PM
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Press and lay it flat...
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Kathy N
try using spray starch and give it a really good pressing before you start picking stitches out. Somethings that will give it the body it needs to lie flat.
After some of the postings lately, I am almost afraid to say this. The starch will help, but if you really want to tame it and make it lay flat I would quilt quite close, maybe even a stiple around the stretched areas. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:11 PM
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I hope so as it is beautiful! Good luck. All the above suggestions are good ones.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:11 PM
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Your blocks are pretty! I would try the starch and some team and press the heck out of it. I may not lay flat.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:13 PM
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I would press the heck out of it, possibly with spray strach, go with a medium loft batting, pin baste it heavily, and then do an all-over, fairly tight quilting. If you're concerned about squaring up the final thing, add on some plain-ish borders that will not show if you have to trim them down to square it up.

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Old 09-03-2010, 05:16 PM
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I ended up just LAQ mine and it worked out well for me.. I was skeptical but you really cant tell on mine..

good luck, I'm sure it will turn out beautifully..
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