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    I've never pillowcased or birthed a quilt before, but after hearing of some problems, I don't think I will finish a quilt this way, not sure what time it would save since you are quilting it anyway.

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    I would also like know what it means to 'pillowcase a quilt'

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    I also am not fond of "pillowcaseing" a quilt. just too chancy to have a mess. but, if you do, you definitely need an even-feed foot. lots of pins ! thin batting. after I sew the edges & turn the quilt, sew opening shut, --I like to stitch-in-the-ditch about 3/4" away all the way around. even-feed foot necessary ! also need to in again. it then looks like there is a binding all around.
    this method makes the quilting harder too because you can get puckers at the end with too much fabric---and you have nowhere to go with it.
    Definitely do not cut off any fabric. if you squared the quilt when you started, that fabric belongs somewhere !
    But best of all---use this method only for smaller quilts. it wastes more time than it saves.
    In my humble opinion.

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    Check out Sharon Schambers Network, she had something about that, but maybe it was just for a single block not sure. I'll bet if anyone can tell you how to do it, she can, you might call or email her and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckydo
    To pillowcase a quilt that means to put right sides of the top and backing together with the batting in between then sew around all the edges leaving a opening for turning right side out. Then quilt.
    Ducky, I love your Avatar, do you have a larger pic. of that. It is so pretty, what is the pattern. I am getting to really love a black background.I have a pattern I want to do after this Christmas rush and it will have a black background. I have been so antsy to do it I can hardly stand it. But I've been good, I am finishing my brothers quilt for Christmas, putting binding on tonight and tomorrow. I've worked on this thing since the first of Oct. It is a reversible, so it's like I'm making two instead of one with what I'm doing.

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    I learnt something today because I didn't know what pillowcasing was yesterday. Thank you all.

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    quiltinaday with elenor burns has a great video for this type of quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterfly
    My sad story has a happy ending, in a way. When I first started hand-quilting I made a wedding quilt for my niece and hand-quilting with a hoop, no pins, no basting spray, just started in the center. Anyway I had a hugh leftover pouf of backing left at one edge, so in my feeble brain I thought I'd just make a pleat so it would look as though it was meant to be like that. Now, years later, my niece asked if I could do some repair on her quilt. The 'leftover' fabric was perfectly aged with the rest of the quilt, I was able to fix my mistake & make repairs with "vintage" fabric.
    GREAT SAVE, quilterfly!

    And Bearisgray, I love your drawn illustration. The old graph paper always works. Now as for pillowcasing--that is a new name to me. We here in Missouri call it enveloping. I have no problems with this method, however, I use it only on my 40x60 (or smaller) charity quilts and would never consider it for any bedsized quilt.

    Leaving the batting extend a good half inch from the seam lines makes a full fake binding effect when one sews a half inch all the way around quilt (after you turn the quilt). See photo attached. Lately, I have been using a patterned stitch around outside of quilts at fake binding and it gives another look to everything.
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    This looks really good!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    Quote Originally Posted by quilterfly
    My sad story has a happy ending, in a way. When I first started hand-quilting I made a wedding quilt for my niece and hand-quilting with a hoop, no pins, no basting spray, just started in the center. Anyway I had a hugh leftover pouf of backing left at one edge, so in my feeble brain I thought I'd just make a pleat so it would look as though it was meant to be like that. Now, years later, my niece asked if I could do some repair on her quilt. The 'leftover' fabric was perfectly aged with the rest of the quilt, I was able to fix my mistake & make repairs with "vintage" fabric.
    GREAT SAVE, quilterfly!

    And Bearisgray, I love your drawn illustration. The old graph paper always works. Now as for pillowcasing--that is a new name to me. We here in Missouri call it enveloping. I have no problems with this method, however, I use it only on my 40x60 (or smaller) charity quilts and would never consider it for any bedsized quilt.

    Leaving the batting extend a good half inch from the seam lines makes a full fake binding effect when one sews a half inch all the way around quilt (after you turn the quilt). See photo attached. Lately, I have been using a patterned stitch around outside of quilts at fake binding and it gives another look to everything.

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