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Thread: Quilt top just finnished??

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    i'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE WAVE, BUT THE QUILT TOP SURE IS A BEAUTY :thumbup:

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    Very pretty

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    That is SO pretty! I love your color choices!

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    I love this quilt! I think everyone answered questions about the wave....I think yours is fine and once you get it on the long arm and stretch it out it will be fine.

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    Very pretty!

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    Thanks everyone, I appreciate all your help & tips.

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    All of the advice given all fits together when doing borders. One other thing my grandma taught me was to measure thru the center of the quilt and both sides and average the 3 measurements. Do this for both sides, top and bottom. Your quilt will lay so much better.

    Have joyous holidays. :-D

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    I love your top!!

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    Did you measure the border and cut it to size or did you just sew until the border ran out? It does stretch if you don't measure and make it fit rather than just sew border until you get to the end. I use to do that and had wavy borders.

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    I measure through the middle side to side - mark center and side to center on both sides and mark - match marks and pin - sew on borders top and bottom - press towards border - measure length top to bottom through the center - mark and pin as above - sew borders on and press toward borders. Makes non-wavy borders. I hope it works for you.
    Phyllis

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    Quote Originally Posted by rndelling
    Did you measure across the middle of the quilt and not the edge? If you measured the edge instead it could make your border wavy.
    Try measuring across the middle and easing in where needed to make it fit.
    I always heard that's what needed to be done but naturally I had to learn the hard way. lol
    THat is usually the way to prevent waves ... measure through the middle, cut exactly and then put the biggest piece on the bottom ... the feed dogs will help ease in any difference.
    I never had a problem with it (dumb luck) but I watched someone measure the edges, and golly gee whiz! The quilt was REALLY wavy ... I measure the middle ever since

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    I forgot to say:
    It is a beautiful quilt and the waves will quilt out, usually

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    I love your Quilt and everyone has givrn good answers for the boarder,..I bet it turns out fine once you quilt it.

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    I always learn new things here! Great tips on getting borders not to wave. Your quilt top is gorgeous. Do try to fix your friendly (wavy) borders. It shouldn't take too long. I just had one quilted and below is what happens. I'm hoping it won't be too noticeable once the quilt is bound and washed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    I always learn new things here! Great tips on getting borders not to wave. Your quilt top is gorgeous. Do try to fix your friendly (wavy) borders. It shouldn't take too long. I just had one quilted and below is what happens. I'm hoping it won't be too noticeable once the quilt is bound and washed.
    Thanks ladies, your quilt is beautiful just as it is, I talked to my quilter, she said if the wave isn't to bad it should quilt out, keeping my fingers crossed.

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    It's beautiful!

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    I'm a professional longarm quilter. If the wave isn't excessive, it can usually be eased in while quilting and you never even see it. It takes a bit of minipulating the quilt... I also use my hands to work the quilt as it's sewing (one of the benifits of having a computerized system). Once all the layer of the quilt are loaded, I use steam which loosen up the fibers in the material. Then I let it sit and the layers kinda spring back and most of the wave disappears. If the wave is really excessive you may get tuck like you see on Chele quilt. A denser pattern helps hide the fullness as well. I wish I could show you some before & after pictures of some of the wavy borders and excessive fullness in quilts and how once they were quilted up you couldn't even tell. Quilting can't get ride of all 'evils' but it sure can minimize them :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rndelling
    Did you measure across the middle of the quilt and not the edge? If you measured the edge instead it could make your border wavy.
    Try measuring across the middle and easing in where needed to make it fit.
    I always heard that's what needed to be done but naturally I had to learn the hard way. lol
    This is an extremely important point. Wavy borders make it very difficult to quilt. Take those middle measurements. Remove (I know-horrors!) the wavy border(s) and re-attach with the newer smaller measurements.
    You've learned a very important technique. Your quilt top is very pretty and deserves great borders.
    Cynthia

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    awesome quilt

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    Very pretty, love the colors.

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    Did you cut your borders the width of the fabric? I find cutting them lengthwise with the grain they don't stretch and wrinkle...... :wink:

    Ditter

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    love your quilt, i agree looks great to me perfect

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    I like your top.

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    Beautiful! I think the edge looks like it was done that way on purpose to make it look feminine! Love it!

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    Very nice!

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