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Old 07-24-2017, 04:07 AM
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I just completed this bookcase quilt for my daughter who is an avid reader. She requested the Minky backing which had me intimidated at first. It turned out to be easier than I anticipated and I really like the end result The only issue is the ruffled edges - which didn't occur until I put on the binding. If anyone has an idea of how to minimize the ruffles at this point, I would greatly appreciate your advice.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:28 AM
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Super book shelf quilt! The waving is probably because the edge stretched when you put on the binding. I usually iron my quilt edge after quilting and use a large stitch and my walking foot around the perimeter of my quilt before adding binding. This lets me see if it is laying flat with the stitching and if not I can pull the bottom thread a bit before adding the binding. The stay stitching also prevents me from stretching the quilt edge when I sew on the binding, you also want to make sure you are just laying the binding along the quilt as you stitch neither stretching it or putting too much before the needle.
With that being said, the only way to fix the edge is to remove the binding and try again but with the Minky back, it may not be any better the second time.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:31 AM
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Love it...nice job!
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:36 AM
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i love the bookcase styling
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:30 AM
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That's not just a normal bookcase quilt!! That's a wow! How under the sun did you do all the curved tops and bottoms of each book?
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:50 AM
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That's an awesome quilt I wanted to make one for my sister but she doesn't do wall hangings. Someday I will find someone that is an avid reader that I can make one for.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:00 AM
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What a spectacular quilt!
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:07 AM
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Best bookcase quilt I have seen. Love all the details and the colors are so warm and cozy, just like an old library.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:10 AM
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That's the most realistic-looking bookshelf quilt I've seen! Fabulous job.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
That's not just a normal bookcase quilt!! That's a wow! How under the sun did you do all the curved tops and bottoms of each book?
I agree! My daughter would love this too as she is an avid reader of books. I too would like to know how you achieved those curved tops and bottoms of the books. They really make it look realistic.
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