Thursday, November 7, 2013

Quilting In Progress

Quilting in Progress
 
 
I have almost competed the quilting on the
 
 
and hope to be sewing on the binding later today!
 
In the photo above I have completed all the straight line grid and in the ditch stitching that I did in the center of the quilt and I am onto the border.

  
To do this on my home machine, I remove all the safety pins that I had around the edge and I replace them with regular pins.  I pull the top and backing nice a flat and pin all around the outside edge of the quilt and then I run a line of stitching 1/4" from the edge of the top, removing the pins as I go.
 
I like to stich around the edge of the quilt when I am get to the border as I feel this holds the backing smooth and in place and it helps to make the quilting lines in the border pop.
 
More pictures later!
 
May you have a happy quilty day!
 
:)
 


3 comments:

  1. Oh you have motivated me to pull out my sewing machine and get creative. I love your work. B

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  2. That looks lovely, inspires me to get on with my own tops that need finishing but we're in our lovely bolt hole until Sunday and I took my machines home last weekend. So have to wait until I'm home.

    Enjoy your weekend

    Peg x

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  3. What a great idea! Pinning then stitching around the edge. Thank you for the tip :) Your little quilt is lovely.

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