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Thread: Shirring on a quilt

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    Shirring on a quilt

    Quite a few years ago Martha Pullen (I think) had a quilt she had put a shirred inside border on a quilt. It was a beautiful white and pink thing. Anyone remember this?? I'd like to try that but can't find where I saved her photo for inspiration. Anyone have any reason why shirring is not a good thing on a child's quilt??

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    I don't have the answer to your questions, but I remember seeing a quilt like that and it was lovely.
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    I did a shirring sashing once it came out beautiful. My blog has a picture of it, I don't know if this is a jumplink to it or not. I'm so ashamed....but I need these fabrics or tyr this:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search-f19/im-so-ashamed-but-i-need-these-fabrics-t279526.html
    Last edited by Jane Quilter; 04-18-2017 at 09:41 AM.

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    Look at this QB link:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...er-t40372.html

    It might be of some help.

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    I cannot answer your question but I do remember a baby blanket by Martha Pullen or Creative Needle (?) The top inset was one piece of fabric, perhaps 10 inches wide, with several rows of tiny pleating or dense shirring (1/4 or 1/2 inch apart) running the width of the blanket. Seems like it was part of a Christening gown ensemble?? I believe the inset on the one I am thinking of was actually pleated on a smocking pleater then smocked. The smocking added design and held the pleats together keeping them from ballooning. It was beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVFD215 View Post
    Look at this QB link:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...er-t40372.html

    It might be of some help.
    I was not aware of this in a quilt but really like the look. This link has some great information about it - thanks for posting it.

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    Martha always called the stirred areas "puffing". Maybe that will help you find it? I will see what I can find. Her quilts usually were assembled as a small segment at athe end of several shows in a series.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    I think I found the one you want!
    Is this it? http://www.marthapullen.com/projects...tterns/page/2/
    Scroll down and click on "Anniversary Tribute Quilt". it is a free download. Yippee, got love a free pattern. Hope this is it!
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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