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Thread: turning quilt inside out???

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    Super Member GailG's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Creative Seamstress
    It's actually quite a popular way of doing things, I personally find it useful particularly with Crib, Lap and Baby sized quilts, I've not yet done it on anything larger.

    I actually didn't ever do it this way until I started doing charity quilting a few years back. A pattern had been provided to me without sufficient fabric for binding (but had a larger backing) and the pattern itself suggested that I use the birthing method and described how to do it. Sometimes, it can be a very time saving and effective design that way. Specifically with charity quilting, you can get more done this way, so it is a method which really allows me to give more back when I have the time to make them.

    One thing though in my experiences, (hopefully this makes sense to you) - I always make two to three rounds of sewing "around" - dependant upon the fabric, piecing etc. Once around for the batting and Top and another for the backing to be attached then once more prior to birthing because when only doing the one simple zip around of all the layers, seam allowances have tended to fray/tear away from the action of pulling the quilt right side out - even when I tried to be very gentle. The reenforcing I now do when using the birthing method was a tip I learned watching Sue Hausmann who'd had similar problems and was discussing solutions for it. I've never had that problem again now that I do my reinforcements as she had suggested and the quilts come out just great!

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    Next time, try using a 1/2 or 5/8 inch seam allowance instead of a quarter inch seam. Top stitching 5/8 or 3/4 inch from the edge. Durable and attractive.

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    I have done this numerous times. My first two quilts were for my children, and my son was definately not a "gentle" boy, so I did it for both of theirs. My daughters was queen and my sons full. Just be sure to leave opening large enough and do your corners first (I found out the hard way!!).

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    Each and every charity quilt our club makes we birth them. I've done the same thing on every single baby quilt I've made since. I'd do it on larger quilts, but only if I tie them. I don't quilt on them...too scared of having bulky stretched edges.

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    I did this technique for my lap quilt yesterday...Oh my goodness...I may never bind again...birthing a quilt looks awesome....I sewed the betting on all away around the quilt before I turned it inside out...I then stitched around the outside of the border twice...I stippled once done...it came out wonderful...It also looked like I have put on a binding even though I did not...once you wash it is really looks like a real binding...

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    I'm so glad that this worked so well for you. It sounds like you did a wonderful job. I would like to see a picture of the quilt. Thanks for writting about it.

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    I posted a few pictures on another string...but here is another one
    Quote Originally Posted by DMcbaby
    I'm so glad that this worked so well for you. It sounds like you did a wonderful job. I would like to see a picture of the quilt. Thanks for writting about it.
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