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Thread: Bias Blunder

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    Bias Blunder

    Just finished the binding on this one, the first quilt top I completed about 18 months ago. This will live in the trailer.

    I was wondering....how many of you have made one of these.....and how many made it for their first quilt? It seems to be a favorite for beginners.

    My beginner mishap on this was that I didn’t know I was supposed to use a paper foundation to keep the bias in check. To try to rectify my mistake I cut long narrow strips of fusible interfacing and marked it at 12” intervals (the intended finished size of the blocks). Then I fused and basted the strips to the quilt edges easing to fit before I sewed the binding on. Then I washed it and hoped for the best. It turned out pretty much square and not lumpy so it was worth the extra effort.

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    I like it - there is something about that style that seems so comforting and usable.

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    ​Lovely quilt!

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    No one would ever know you had problems with the blocks. Beautiful quilt and colors!

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    it looks great
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    Your quilt is gorgeous!

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    String quilts are not my favorite but I do like this one. Good job!

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    Great scrappy quilt.

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    I think it is beautiful, so many beautiful colors. I love scrappy quilts.
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    Your quilt looks great! I love all those bright colors. Scrappy quilts are my favorite.

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    It’s great! Glad you figured it out!

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    Beautiful! Looks perfect to me! I love the great scrappiness of it! Wonderful job!

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    lovely quilt!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    That lovely quilt doesn't look like you had any troubles whatsoever! Great work.

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    You should be very proud of this quilt. It is very pretty and there is 'life' in this quilt. I see many quilts that do not speak to 'life". This one does so it should keep you warm inside and out.

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    It's beautiful and a great way to use up scraps. I've made one similar.

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    Great scrappy!
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    I like it. I'm getting ready to dive into my leftover strips as well and am thinking along these lines. Yours turned out really pretty.
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    I think it turned out great! Keep up the good work!!

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    I love your quilt. Thanks for the tips!

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    Even with scrappy quilts there is skill or a natural ability to put colors together and you have it. Lovely job.

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    Nice! Thx. For tip. Will use it.

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    Love your quilt and colors are awesome. I've made several of these quilts, not as a beginner, but because I have so many strings in a tub that will never get used and they keep multiplying. I see no need to throw them away because I think they can turn into beautiful creations. I love scrappy and love string quilts.

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    That’s a great tip! I have a quilt ready to be bound that needs a little “taming” along the edges so it’s not ruffly. And your quilt is beautiful.
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    Beautiful quilt...mine will never turn out as pretty!

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