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Thread: Advice on grand-mother flower requested

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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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    Looks great to me

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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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    I take the basting thread out. I baste whith what ever thread I grab first. LOL I leave the paper in until Im ready to put the top and back together with batting.

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingJaguar
    Love this pattern do you know where I could get one?
    Looks so nice and the colors match so great, thanks for sharing.
    I was inspired by Fons and Porter "Love of Quilting" july 2008 Garden Party designed by Susan Getman. I bought the Ceylon Bali Batiks fat quarter bundle and worked around these colors to come up with the final design on EQ. I'll have the final product to show on the board in a year or two :lol:

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    SO pretty!

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    I would leave the papers in until each hexie is surrounded on each side.

    I've done it both ways, leaving the basting in and taking it out. If it doesn't show and you don't have too much of a seam allowance (if it's not too bulky!) it's not bad to hand quilt, might take a bit more finger strength. Personally, I prefer to leave the basting stitches in.

    And just remember - your quilt, your rules!

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    Pretty. I would have probably left them in too.

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    I remove the templates after I have a flower "block" sew together. I leave in the basting thread. It doesn't show and I'm the only one who will ever know that it is there.

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    Hi and welcome to the board from Iowa. Beautiful quilt.

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    I love the colors and the layout of the quilt. it's beautiful.

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    I love the colors and the layout of the quilt. it's beautiful.

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    YES - it's off to jail for you!! While you're gone, please leave the key under the mat so that I can come steal your quilt. (I don't give a darn how you did it -- I just love it).

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    Beautiful! :D

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    You don't want to leave the papers in Basting that does not show is stritly your business. anywhere I baste, I only remove it if it interferes with the finished product, making it bunchy or whatever.

    As Jennifer said, your quilt, your rules. The only quilt police I know of are show judges. Fleurs de Grand-mre looks very good. Tres bien.

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    ok, if your basting won't show on the final product we'll let you leave it in since it's your quilt ;-) LOL

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    Thanks I will look and see if I have this older issue some place or google it, has anyone else seen this pattern??

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