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Thread: Finishing Edge of GFG

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    I really, really, really want to keep the wonky edge, BUT can someone please help me with how to accomplish that!! I thought it would be a piece of cake, but WOW all those inside corners...ughhh!! I am also tossing around the idea of binding it...BUT again, all those insides =D

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    Definately don't want to do!!
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    Sorry, I can't help, but I love seeing the progress of your quilt. I'm really not a pastell type of person myself but I truly like your GFG and have watched the progress so far. Curious to see how you solve this last problem.

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    Sorry I can't help either, but love your quilt!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoMama
    Sorry I can't help either, but love your quilt!!!!!
    Ditto :)

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    You've come this far ... you can do it!

    Patience, Kitten! :)

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    I think the wonky edging would be nice. If you did a thin binding maybe that would go round the corners easier. What about using commercial binding it is usually a lot thinner than the fabric we use, but might not be as robust.
    Other than that, I like your last picture too.
    I like your quilt though, pretty colors.

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    On edges like that you have to make bias binding so it can be turned.

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    What about whole cloth binding. Ive seen this in a magazine, but dont remember which one. Maybe you could find a tut??? Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    On edges like that you have to make bias binding so it can be turned.
    Not necessarily. It's not a curved edge. Miter the outies and clip the innies.

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    I like the 1st idea you posted. I saw a pattern for honeycomb patchwork bag in the Australian 50th edition of Quilters Companion that had it finished with the inside layered under the uneven edges of hexagons to create a smooth edge, like the examples you posted. It looked nice. Unfortunately I couldn't find it online but maybe you will have a better search :) good luck!

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    Here's a video on one way to do it - her hexies are bigger I think but in theory if you're very patient it could be done:
    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-fi...-edges-232952/
    Yours is a real beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendelskin
    Here's a video on one way to do it - her hexies are bigger I think but in theory if you're very patient it could be done:
    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-fi...-edges-232952/
    Yours is a real beauty!
    This is my thought also. It goes on like a facing.

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    PERFECT!! Thank you soooooo much...so much better than the winging plan I thought I was going to have to do...now to pick it back up and finish it =D I thought it was going to end up unfinished in frustration, but now I am sooooo excited to get it finished!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grendelskin
    Here's a video on one way to do it - her hexies are bigger I think but in theory if you're very patient it could be done:
    http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-fi...-edges-232952/
    Yours is a real beauty!

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    I love that finishing technique. When I get mine done that's how I'm finishing it. Thanks.

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    I just found another one - more hexies folded over to make a row on the back:
    http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/05...ie-quilts.html
    Good luck!

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    That is hilarious...that was how I was going to finish it (sort of, but basically)...hmmmmm...I have a couple days before I decide which one, but I definately have enough pink fabric for either way =D Thanks for the great ideas!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grendelskin
    I just found another one - more hexies folded over to make a row on the back:
    http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/05...ie-quilts.html
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink74
    That is hilarious...that was how I was going to finish it (sort of, but basically)...hmmmmm...I have a couple days before I decide which one, but I definately have enough pink fabric for either way =D Thanks for the great ideas!!

    Quote Originally Posted by grendelskin
    I just found another one - more hexies folded over to make a row on the back:
    http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/05...ie-quilts.html
    Good luck!
    This is a great idea, I would go for it!

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    ~ I am sooooo excited that I have one side completely hand quilted and am starting to finish the edge...no pics to share yet, but for those of you following...I am still working on it daily for hours =D ~

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    I have one edge "finished"...hand quilting the hexis now. I still have some more quilting to go on flowers too...but it is getting there. Two more weeks before I go to work...will I finish it? =D

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    Love your patience. I'm not sure I'd ever get through a project like this.

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    I saw now your progress so let me see again

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    So u made the second way ? making more hexos ?
    u make perfect job

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    beautiful!!! And I thought I had patience - but you blow me away!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawsan
    So u made the second way ? making more hexos ?
    u make perfect job
    I think it just finished it nicer...the first would be more if you were using a machine...

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    It looks great!

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