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Old 06-29-2017, 02:05 PM
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I have a smallish quilt top done made with all p.p. Octagons and wonder how to finish the edges in order to put batting and backing on it. Thanks for suggestions.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:12 PM
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if it's a smallish to, my suggestion would be to birth/envelope it
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I would put a border on it and finish it up as any other quilt. My experience has been binding is less trouble than birthing or envelope.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
I would put a border on it and finish it up as any other quilt. My experience has been binding is less trouble than birthing or envelope.
Ok thanks...but what do I do with the edges of the octagons,? How do I put a border on all those edges?
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What size is it. Would like to see a picture
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:55 PM
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Use facing instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwPe_84GBfY
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You can fill in the edges with half hexagons to make your edges straight.
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I would do binding. Here are links to odd shaped edges. Marci Baker explains them so well.

http://www.quilt-video.com/2010/02/0...ng-odd-angles/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VGNcDoI-R8
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Ok i see..thanks !
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
You can fill in the edges with half hexagons to make your edges straight.
That's what I did. I used the same fabric as the "path" and filled those spaces so I had a straight edge to bind.
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