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Old 05-22-2008, 06:58 PM
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i am making a twisted bergello. i justed sewed the first 5 strips together. it looked like to me that it was starting to bow. unfortunatly i didn't read the instructions closely. that after sewing every 2 strips together to alternate the ends. if i continue to sew them like the pattern says will it straighten out? i am taking a class on it, but don't go back until next week. my friend said she sewed hers with all the one ends even together and hers didn't bow.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:04 PM
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Just wanted you to know you're not being ignored, I just have no idea! :oops:

Maybe Shadow Dancer or PatriceJ can help?
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:27 PM
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I'm sorry, i have no idea either, i've never done a bargello, but will love to see photos as you do it. I agree with Celeste, need to call in the experts :)
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:32 PM
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i would need a photo. by "bow" do you mean it doesn't lay flat or that the colors aren't forming the correct shape according to the pattern?
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:12 AM
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my strips want to curve like a smile. like i said i just got the first 5 strips on and it started to curve. yes when i lay it down for it to lay flat it has a curve. if i try to lay it straigt then the last strip looks like it wants to ripple a little.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:19 AM
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Good luck with your Bargello Quilt they do look stunning when they are done, but it said you need concentration when you do them....Oooop not for me :lol: Elle
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:55 AM
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Love how Bargello look but I don't have the time to give it my best into it.
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Old 05-23-2008, 02:59 AM
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Quilterj:
Look at the blog "Scrappy Bargello quilted by Jacque" It is a quilt made by Shadow Dancer. Maybe between a photo, Shadow Dancer, and Patrice you can figure it out!
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:17 AM
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from the added description, i'd say that at least one of your strips was too much longer than the one it was sewn to. if you "forced" it by easing, because there isn't another forced seam on the other side of that strip, it has bowed. perhaps some of the individual patches in one or more of the strips aren't exactly the sizes they need to be.

i would recommend unstitching the strips, pressing them flat, finding the off-sized patches and fixing them.

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Old 05-23-2008, 03:22 AM
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I made several bargello quilts and they are right. Make sure one end of you strips are even as all fabric is not the same length. Sew in groups of two then line them up and sew together from opposite ends. This will prevent the bowing. Also when pressing follow the instructions so that when you cut the strips and sew them back together they will "wiggle" match together nicely. I hope I have not confused your totally one this LOL Marge
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