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Old 08-08-2013, 04:04 PM
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Hi everyone,

i need some assistance. Lets keep in mind that I'm a complete newbie at this and I wish I knew the answer, but I just don't and today, I'm not so afraid to admit that! LOL. Yesterday was a different story! When doing the actual quilting part of placemats, do I quilt it with the backing on (not reversible) or with just the top and the batting? It's a gift and I want it to look nice, but I can't figure out which is "right". The placemats are patchwork with a border. I'd post a pic, but I can't figure out how to do that. LOL. I thought I did, but I don't see it.....anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks so much! Yeah, the picture worked!
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:43 PM
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Go ahead and quilt it with the backing on it. It doesn't matter if it is reversible or not! Beautiful fabrics!

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You make a 'sandwich' of top, batting, and backing, and baste/glue/pin or whatever --thoroughly-- so it stays firmly together, and start quilting. (Binding comes after.) If you nose around the site, you'll find discussions of how to glue etc, and how to quilt by machine or hand. However, if you're going to use the pillowcase method instead of adding a separate binding or bringing the back around to the front, the order of events is a little different. Somebody here will contribute instructions, or you can PM me. ... nanibi
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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I was planning on bringing a burgundy fabric from the back around to the front. But I do have enough fabric to do a separate binding....
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Glad that you got over your shyness about asking questions here. Everyone is so helpful!

For a "newbie", I must say that your points match up very well Your choice of fabric is beautiful! Whoever these placemats are for is one lucky person. Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
Go ahead and quilt it with the backing on it. It doesn't matter if it is reversible or not! Beautiful fabrics!

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Thank you! I love these fabrics too and as a new quilter, I was soooo happy that they matched so well. It took me a few months to trust my judgment on choosing fabrics that matched well enough, in my opinion, to try something. I know, funny right? This is my first attempt at placemats.....
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Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
Glad that you got over your shyness about asking questions here. Everyone is so helpful!

For a "newbie", I must say that your points match up very well Your choice of fabric is beautiful! Whoever these placemats are for is one lucky person. Keep up the good work.
Wow, thanks so much for your kind encouragement, Pinkiris....I've only made this and a baby quilt so far, but I'm loving it. I find it very relaxing. I love the fabric as well!
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I love your fabrics and you did a great job!! I am glad there were no pics of my first try.......certainly would not have been that pretty!!
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Welcome to the board and always ask...this is the most gracious group of talented people who love to help! I am amazed at what I learn everyday getting the board.
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Welcome to the board! Anything anyone needs to know the answer to about quilting or just about anything else for that matter, they will get the answer here!
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