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Old 04-08-2012, 03:14 PM
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Hi everyone, I would like to know how to birth the following: a front, back, lining and batting. I am trying to work out something in my mind. I want to make a pocket type pouch with a flap. It will be for a crafter who knits, crochets, sews and hand embroidery. I want it to put a pack of needles, thimble and a few other things in it. I want to give it to her by Wednesday. Before I cut the fabric and everything else and it ended up a bust am in need of help.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:26 PM
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Place the batting on your surface. Lay the front fabric right side up on top of the batting.
Place the backing right sides together(down) on to the top fabric.
Stitch round the edge LEAVE A TURNING GAP!!!!

If you want to you can clip back the batting to the seam allowance, but Iusually don't as I like that extra bit of bulk on the edge for the top stitching but you do at least need to clip off the corners or clip any curves before turning right sides out through the gap.

Press the edges and topstitch round ensuring you close up the gap as you sew.

Hope that helps.
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What a great thing to bookmark or keep on my tips notebook. It's better than trying to reinvent the wheel when you need it! Trying to figure this our is like trying to back a trailer!

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Old 04-08-2012, 05:18 PM
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Cheezythequiltmaker: That is one of the best explainations I have ever seen. I will keep this tidbit in my records. Thank you.
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Ihave used this method many times on several diffrent sizes of quilts works great
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I like this explanation. I am totally a visual person and sometimes instructions are like written math questions to me...hated those!! Going to save this and print it out!! Thanks!!
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cheezythequiltmaker you get a gold star for this reply.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:29 PM
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I have gone a different direction. I sandwich and birth the batting, backing and top and quilt the whole. Then I sandwich, birth and quilt the add on pocket. I then sew the pocket where I want it. Of course, this was because I found out a pocket was wanted AFTER I had finished the quilt.
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Thanks Cheesy - That's the best explanation I have heard in a long time.
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