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How to sandwich a GFG quilt?

Old 04-02-2012, 05:15 PM
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Decided to do some hand piecing and picked a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. I'm going merrily along and sewing all the hexs together. Then I thought, "How in the world does one sandwich this?" I'm going to have 2 sides straight but I want to have the 2 ends in hexagon shapes. Do you put right sides of backing and top together and then on top of the batting, sew around the edges and "birth it" by turning inside out? I don't really want to have to bind it. How does one do this? Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:06 PM
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You can use a facing on the hexagonal edges (or on the whole thing).



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPe_...e_gdata_player
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Yes! Use facing. Then you still have all the attractive edges, but you don't have to bind it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:04 AM
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Thank you for asking this. I've been piecing my GFG for years (really!) and have always wondered what to do when (if) I get it finished. @ Kris: Thank you for the link, VERY good info and tutorial.
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I too have wondered how to bind it when I finally get the last row sewed on and get it quilted. At the rate I am going it will be another 5 years.
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Thank you so much for the link. It was so much easier to understand when I could see how she did it. Thanks again!
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What a great tute...thank you for sharing
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