Finishing edges of Grandmother's Flower Garden

Finishing edges of Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by HARRY MELB » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 01:48:11



I am attaching a border on an English paper pieced wall***.  How do I
finish the outside edges?

Do I leave one edge unsewn and use the 1/4 inch as the seam allowance?

Do I  sew with a blanket stitch all along the finished edge?

I need help.

 
 
 

Finishing edges of Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by Hanne Gottliebse » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 01:58:04


Quote:

> I am attaching a border on an English paper pieced wall***.  How do I
> finish the outside edges?

> Do I leave one edge unsewn and use the 1/4 inch as the seam allowance?

> Do I  sew with a blanket stitch all along the finished edge?

> I need help.

First, let me see if I understand correctly:

You have a GFG top and you want a straight border attached to it.

If this is correct, then what I would do is treat it like a (big)
appliqu, but try to use tiny invisible stitches (a blind stitch) rather
than blanket stitch. If you are doing it by machine, I'd use either a
straight stitch or a, hm what is it called, hem stitch? The kind that
goes straight in the the background and then takes a tiny stitch to the
side, just biting into the appliqu.

I wouldn't cut the inside of the border to the shape of the GFG until
after the stitching is secure, and if the wallhanging is small, I might
just leave it in altogether.

HTH,
Hanne in London

 
 
 

Finishing edges of Grandmother's Flower Garden

Post by Patt » Wed, 21 Nov 2007 02:09:48


One of the nicest ways I have seen of finishing this type of pattern is
to appliqu the hexagon edges to a straight border.  Then you would turn
under any surplus and appliqu with whatever stitch you prefer (I would
prefer a more or less concealed slip stitch to a blanket stitch?).  You
would need to pin it carefully (or otherwise attach it - fabric glue or
similar?) so that neither the pieced centre nor the border moved at all
in the process.
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Quote:
>I am attaching a border on an English paper pieced wall***.  How do I
>finish the outside edges?

>Do I leave one edge unsewn and use the 1/4 inch as the seam allowance?

>Do I  sew with a blanket stitch all along the finished edge?

>I need help.

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Best Regards
pat on the hill