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10/11/19 11:02 P

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Carol, that sounds like a good solution.

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10/11/19 8:09 A

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Although this isn't a border tip, when I was quilting the Christmas Tree and had tucks in the back, I unpicked most of the area. Then I smoothed the excess as carefully as I could, sprayed with starch and pressed down real good, easing in as much fullness as I could. The starch and hot iron really helped. I suppose you could use steam as well. I figured if I ended with little tiny tucks it was okay as long as it wasn't the big one that I started with. Same process would work with a border I guess. Carol

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8/19/19 9:14 P

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Bev and Carol, I liked both the videos. I have "fixed" a couple of mine but never heard of webbing before. I just took a tuck at a good location and it worked!

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7/22/19 6:34 P

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Good advice Amy. All these things make you really appreciate a good longarmer. I've got one to quilt now that is set on point. The border is a bit wavy but that is understandable with the bias cut on point. Quilting is an ongoing learning process. Carol

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7/22/19 10:44 A

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I do similar repairing before I attach the borders. On my quilts, I use a large zig-zag stitch on the outer edge of the quilt to ease in imperfections. Do note, it is best to place the baggy portion of the quilt on the bottom next to the feeddogs (feeddogs ease in fullness) when stitching borders onto the pieced top. A pieced border that is a bit bigger than a border or top it is sewn next to would require that baggy border to be on the bottom next to the feeddog rather than the pieced center or center with border. Be aware of how these fixes can impact your quilting designs. Choose your quilting designs that can hide fullness. She used the piano key method as her border quilting. When you go to bind that piano key quilt, it will easy to get tucks in the top near the binding due to the extra puffiness. You have to be really careful to get those to blend in too!

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7/22/19 12:59 A

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I agree, she is a gem.

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7/21/19 8:00 A

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Thanks Bev. Here is another one that she videoed using a piano key stitch to ease it in. www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3Ei
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This quilter is worth her weight in gold. What an effort she puts into it. Great tips. Carol

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BEVPRESLEY's Photo BEVPRESLEY Posts: 20,251
7/20/19 11:58 P

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Found this today. I have been known to adjust borders at seams, but have not used Mistyfuse.

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7/20/19 9:45 A

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I think it can change shapes. The other thing I sometimes do before layering is starch those edges. Starching will not fix large waves, but will improve smaller ones.

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7/19/19 9:48 A

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Thanks for the tips Amy! I noticed that a quilt I recently finished had slightly wavy borders but as it sat there, folded up, it seemed to have straightened itself out a bit. Does that happen? Carol

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7/19/19 9:33 A

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I place my pieced center on the floor and stand back and look at the top edges. If I notice a significant amount of waving at this point, I will attempt to fix those areas before the borders are sewn on. The other thing to note is that your quilting design can impact the waviness of the outer borders. Lots of diagonal straight lines on the bias (if you don't cut your borders lengthwise) can cause additional rippling! This has happened to me and so I avoid this type of quilting design.

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7/18/19 9:14 A

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I like to cut borders out of lengths of fabric if I can rather than widths and sewn together. The recent one I did was lengths and I mitered the corners and it looks good. It is sort of wavy lines. Might wavy line it for quilting ideas. cArol

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BEVPRESLEY's Photo BEVPRESLEY Posts: 20,251
7/17/19 11:34 P

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Oh, my. That was a very wavy border. I've never seen one that bad.

I prefer to not have a lot of seams on the edge of a top. They tend to come unsewn when handled.

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7/17/19 6:04 P

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Thanks. I'm getting to the borders on a quilt soon.

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7/17/19 8:20 A

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quiltville.blogspot.com/2005
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This morning I headed on over to Bonnie's blog for her border tips. Lately, my borders have seemed more wonky than usual even though I measure the middle of my quilt and go from there. So I thought, I need to get a handle on this and will use Bonnie's technique next time. Any border tips you have, chime in. Carol

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