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Thread: My "Antique" Reproduction Quilt Top

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    My "Antique" Reproduction Quilt Top

    Picture and advice.
    Does it need another border?
    I coffee/tea stained the muslin sashings to get the antique look. If You were to choose to tie this quilt rather than quilt it, how would YOU go about it?

    Sorry about the pics, camera has decided things need to look yellow outdoors and wind was not cooperating.

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    Here sitting on my bed, looks confusing with my NYB underneath.
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    Here outside fighting the breeze.
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Terrific pinwheels! Like the New York Beauty on the bed too!
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    This is a classic pattern and you have done great with the colors, sashing, and corner stones. If I were tying it I would use crochet thread doubled and tied with a square knot. I would space the ties about 4 inches apart or spacing that goes with your batting and the quilt pattern. Love this top, good job

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    very pretty! I don't think it needs another border, unless you just want it bigger. I always use embroidery floss for tying,and use a square knot. With your quilt I would probably tie on each corner of your pinwheels and then maybe the center of the pinwheel. It is going to be absolutely beautiful!

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    If my batting would permit it, I would tie at the center of each pinwheel and in all four corners of the blocks. For the sashing, I would do the center of each cornerstone. If I needed more in the sashing, I would try for the center of each rectangle.

    I used perl cotton on the quilt I tied and it was easy to work with. I cut them long so I could trim them a bit after I washed the quilt. There really was much less fraying on the ties than I expected.

    I love the quilt. I'm a sucker for all the "antiques."

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    Oh, that photo of it hanging on the line outdoors is gorgeous! The tea stained sashing and red cornerstones really make it pop! I don't think you need another border either.

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    Love it so very nicely done. I would love to see it quilted rather then tied...but that is just me.

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    I don't anything about tying a quilt, so I can't help there, but I think it is lovely just as it is. I wouldn't add a border unless you need it bigger. You did a wonderful job on it.

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    It's a beauty! I don't have any info to add. I just wanted to see it. You did a great job!

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    I'd time in the centers and corners of the pinwheels.

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    its beautiful i use embrodiery floss and square knot
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    A very pretty repro. As far as another border, With the soft beige on the outer border now, if you really want one I would use the sashing fabric but I don't think it needs another one to make it look more complete or anything. It has a very nice simple antique look as it is.

    peace

    EDIT: I forgot to add that I love to see quilts hanging on cloths lines and your quilt is made very special this way. I would also like to see this quilted rather than tied. So pretty.
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    If you need it larger, how about a dark blue border. It sure is pretty.
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    Your quilt is very nice. You sure did a great Job. Love the cornerstones also. It will be beautiful for ever. Thanks for sharing and hugs to you in return.
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    Beautiful quilt

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    Really pretty.

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    Oh beautiful! At first I thought the NY Beauty on the bed was part of the quilt (and that would work btw) but then I saw the next photo and LOVE the colors. It's really a beautiful quilt.

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    it turned out so lovely! wouldn't have expected such a change.
    enjoyed reading this site..love to sew. quilted for 47 yrs and still love it & learning new ideas

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    Depends on how big you want the quilt. Great job.

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    I don't know anything about tying a quilt, just wanted to say that it looks perfect as is. The colors are beautiful and works so well with the pinwheel pattern.

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    Very nice. I think you achieved the look you were striving for. Add another border only if you want to increase the size. It's very pretty the way it is. Good luck with tying.

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    really very nice quilt.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    l like it as is... nice

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    I like it just the way it is. Very nice!!

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    Great pinwheels!

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