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Thread: Quilt for my favorite daughter in law

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    Quilt for my favorite daughter in law

    I made this for my dil and I really like it. I used a cheap muslin material and when I washed it it frayed at the seams. I had my mil and her friend over and they suggested I cover the seams with bias tape, but I didn't want to do that so what I did instead is close the seams and used a zig-zag stitch around the squares. (not pictured) and I gotta say it turned out much better.
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    What a lovely quilt!

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    I think she will be touched.
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    Lovely...she is going to be THRILLED!
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    very pretty!!!! ove heaRTS
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    Very pretty. She will love it.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    She is luck to have you, Love the quilt.

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    She will feel very loved wrapped up in that lovely quilt.

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    very nice heart quilt..........

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    nicely done
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    Love the hearts! You are a very thoughtful MIL.

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    Beautiful, she will be so pleased. I haven't had that happen in my quilts and hope I don't.
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    very pretty and great colors! I bet she loves it!

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    Very cute, love the hearts and acute backing.

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    Gorgeous, I love it!!!
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    Beautiful and great idea on the muslin

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    Nice quilt! i made a Quillow with medium grade fabic and when it was washed all the seams frayed and came open. I had to resew on top to fix it and ruined the pocket. I know the frustration.
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    Wonderful quilt! Just an idea..I often will sew a personal message somewhere in the sashing. Something like I love you. I just fmq it on after I finish the quilt. Its a niice surprise when they sit down and look at the quilt.

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    Love the bleeding hearts. Gorgeous fabric combination.

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    Oh my, that is so pretty.
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    Cute quilt, great pattern.

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    [ I used a cheap muslin material and when I washed it it frayed at the seams.[/QUOTE]
    I have always been told to wash muslin before you use it because it shrinks more than normal quilt material, I've always done that and haven't had a problem yet. This quilt looks beautiful!!

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    Nicely done-she will like it!

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    It's a lovely quilt! ( Now you know the answer to " does it matter if I use cheap muslin?"

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    Very lovely quilt. I am glad you were able to find a suitable ssolution your problem.

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