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Old 09-02-2011, 04:13 PM
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I'm doing a grand-mother garden by hand using english paper piecing. I saw in Quiltmaker this month that you are supposed to remove the basting thread once the hexagones have been joined. Is it bad to leave it in? I also take 3 stiches in the seam allowance at the beginning and the end of a seam. Am I going to jail !?!

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Old 09-02-2011, 04:17 PM
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Looks great to me
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:20 PM
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some people leave the paper in till the whole top is done, we wn't tell on you :wink:
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No jail because no quilt police here! Just be sure to remove the basting before quilting. :-)
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no jail time for you!!
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I leave the paper in until the hex's have been sewn together because I re use the same freezer paper over and over until it won't stick :)
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfkitty
No jail because no quilt police here! Just be sure to remove the basting before quilting. :-)
Oh :-( I wanted to leave the basting for life !! What makes it wrong? I'm planning to quilt by hand a quarter of a inch inside and around the hexagones so the basting thread will not be in my way. What do you think? Is it better to take it out?
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Cyn
I leave the paper in until the hex's have been sewn together because I re use the same freezer paper over and over until it won't stick :)
I do the same. As soon as the hexagone is surrounded I take it out. It is the basting thread that I'm not sure. Do you leave yours in?
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I would leave the basting in place if it didn't show on the front. Do things the way you and you will be happy.
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Love this pattern do you know where I could get one?
Looks so nice and the colors match so great, thanks for sharing.
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