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Thread: Need advice on how to quilt a vintage top

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    Wow, I started taking the top apart tonight, and the woman who sewed it used VERY TEENY WEENY stitches. This is going to take a LONG time if I don't want to unravel the fabric.

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    Nice happy quilt. Feathers always remind of vintage.

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    Well, I've got my SIL's quilt apart and my plans have changed. Once I got the two rows off, I found that the 4 x 5 blocks was actually a nice size and could be used as a lap quilt OR a wall hanging, PLUS that left me two small 4-blocks for each wall hanging/table topper (1 block each just didn't do it justice). I've decided to hand-quilt each 1/4" from each seam. Oh, and a small blue/red border with the extra fabric. I think it will make it 'pop'.

    AND, speaking of seams, did this one ever have seams!! I was a bit perplexed taking if apart. Still can't figure out how the woman sewed it, and why she used such a small stitch length, but I'll tell ya, this baby wasn't gonna unravel!!

    I'll keep you updated as I progress, and my 'goal' is to have all three finished by SIL's birthday in June. At least that's the plan at this point.

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    So glad you decided what to do with the quilt. I think you made a wise choice that everyone will enjoy. I look forward to seeing your finished quilt and wallhangings.

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