Edge to edge quilting

Edge to edge quilting

Post by Lynne in Toront » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 03:12:31



Hi Pat.  Don't mean to be argumentative...but isn't what you are
describing the same as binding?? Just curious.

Are you thinking that "binding" only applies to contrasting fabrics?

Cheers,

Lynne in Toronto

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Quote:



> >I don't know Pat but I be interested to find out and can you explain how
> >you are finishing a quilt by facing?

> >Thanks

> Hi B (if I know you well enough to address you like that now? )
> Just like putting a facing on the open front of a dress/shirt etc -
> the quilt top is finished and then quilted in the usual way.
> Then, instead of a binding, strips of (I use) the backing fabric are
> sewn onto the edges of the front (right sides together).  If it is a
> rectangular quilt, I then mitre the corners - sewing up to within a
> quarter of an inch of the raw edge - and turn the facing to the back.
> Turn under the raw quarter of an inch and sew in place.  If you are
> careful with the turning, there is no backing fabric seen on the front
> and no front fabric seen on the back, the joining seam is halfway down
> the thickness of the quilt.  It is really no more difficult than binding
> and, with my pictorial quilts, it lets me finish off the picture at the
> edge of the picture rather than introducing a solid strip of another
> colour/shape around it.  Sometimes, of course, I want to frame the
> picture, but not always.
> The procedure with fancy-shaped quilts is different and you may not want
> to be bogged down with that method; but, if you do, then I will gladly
> describe that too - it isn't hard, just different.
> Best Regards
> Pat

 
 
 

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Post by Dragonfl » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 03:15:34


So to the uninitiated who just quickly looked, it would just look like you'd
turned the binding to the back at the seamline, when it's really a facing?

Hmmmm....you might want to ask someone involved with the show and/or judging
before you enter your quilts.  Sounds like a good method for picture quilts,
but it might not be what they are looking for and it would be a shame to be
judged down just because you are doing something different from what they
are interested in seeing.
--
Dragonfly
dragonfly_quilts at hotmail.com


Quote:


> >I don't know Pat but I be interested to find out and can you explain how
> >you are finishing a quilt by facing?

> >Thanks

> Hi B (if I know you well enough to address you like that now? )
> Just like putting a facing on the open front of a dress/shirt etc -
> the quilt top is finished and then quilted in the usual way.
> Then, instead of a binding, strips of (I use) the backing fabric are
> sewn onto the edges of the front (right sides together).  If it is a
> rectangular quilt, I then mitre the corners - sewing up to within a
> quarter of an inch of the raw edge - and turn the facing to the back.
> Turn under the raw quarter of an inch and sew in place.  If you are
> careful with the turning, there is no backing fabric seen on the front
> and no front fabric seen on the back, the joining seam is halfway down
> the thickness of the quilt.  It is really no more difficult than binding
> and, with my pictorial quilts, it lets me finish off the picture at the
> edge of the picture rather than introducing a solid strip of another
> colour/shape around it.  Sometimes, of course, I want to frame the
> picture, but not always.
> The procedure with fancy-shaped quilts is different and you may not want
> to be bogged down with that method; but, if you do, then I will gladly
> describe that too - it isn't hard, just different.
> Best Regards
> Pat


 
 
 

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Post by Judy Grevenit » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 07:14:18


Well Moira, we had two salads, one escargot, one hot tea and one glass
of wine.  $32.oo plus tip.  Not really that bad but the next time I'm
ordering dessert!!  Red Queen
 
 
 

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Post by Judy Grevenit » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 07:23:00


Yes Debi, you should have joined us,-- perhaps you could have controlled
Julie and Linda better.---I just can't take them anywhere!   Red Queen
 
 
 

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Post by Suzie or Paul Beckwi » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 07:43:39


D'ya know, I can believe that this actually happened - remember***
Judy got herself arrested for spitting at a traffic cop in Indiana
when we woz over there - and remember the trouble she caused when she
came over the pond last year? JJ had to keep her locked up!

Suzie B

"From the internet connection under the Pier"
--
Southend, UK
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Post by Patt » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 05:29:10




Quote:
>Hi Pat.  Don't mean to be argumentative...but isn't what you are
>describing the same as binding?? Just curious.

>Are you thinking that "binding" only applies to contrasting fabrics?

>Cheers,

>Lynne in Toronto

Hi Lynne
Thanks!  I see what you mean (my brief description was a bit ambiguous).
But no, none of the facing remains visible on the 'front' of the quilt;
whereas with binding there is the quarter or half inch or whatever still
on the front. With the facing, the seam allowance is taken to the back
also.  It is a little tricky to pull it all over, but it is great once
it's done.
No, I realise that binding can be matching to the 'front'.  I raised the
question because I wondered if 'edge to edge' quilting meant that you
quilted to the very edge (like you can with a facing finish, but don't
with a binding finish); and that some shows don't like that.  I only
show one quilt a year, so it isn't a huge problem!! but I was just
curious to find out.
Dragonfly thinks they might mean an 'all-over' pattern rather than one
relating to the blocks or pattern areas?
Kind Regards
Pat
 
 
 

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Post by Patt » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 05:34:08




Quote:
>So to the uninitiated who just quickly looked, it would just look like you'd
>turned the binding to the back at the seamline, when it's really a facing?

>Hmmmm....you might want to ask someone involved with the show and/or judging
>before you enter your quilts.  Sounds like a good method for picture quilts,
>but it might not be what they are looking for and it would be a shame to be
>judged down just because you are doing something different from what they
>are interested in seeing.
>--

Hi Dragonfly
Yes that's it exactly.  Thanks for the idea of asking at a show.  At the
moment I am trying to get a better idea of the judging at the show I
usually enter, following on from all the discussion we had on the NG
earlier in the year.  I will be doing another picture 'one' for next
year's Malvern, so it might be relevant.  I'm also hoping to do a fun
miniature (whether I'll still think it's fun afterwards we have yet to
find out!!) for the show; but that's all for public examination!!!!
(excluding RCTQ'ers of course)
Kind Regards
Pat Storey
 
 
 

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Post by Judy Grevenit » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 10:59:49


Well Mz Suzie, if I recall, it was you and Mr Bang that got all the
trouble started by tellng the airport security that I had a bomb in my
bloomers and they wouldn't let me into the country until I "showed them"
and then I got into trouble for that!!
So don't be so snooty  missy!   Red Queen
 
 
 

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Post by Judy Grevenit » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 10:53:06


Well now, see! See!  This is how all the rumours get started.  This is
all a misunderstanding--I NEVER ran through the Bistro shouting OOO LA
LA--I was trying to get the wait person's attention and tell him that we
were ordering A LA CARTE!  Yes, that's it, I was shouting a la carte.
And I didn't tackle him, I simply lost my balance and as I fell forward
I snagged  my hand in his trousers.  (I think I tripped on a snail)
Linda can witness to this, I just assumed that they were going to flame
the dessert and tried to assist. (because I am a very agreeable person)
Toothpick lady must have been having a bad day because there really was
no reason to call the fire department, --although there were a couple of
really cute firemen--but I digress.  As I have maintained all along, I
am innocent!!
Red Queen
 
 
 

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Post by Dreamweave » Sat, 30 Jun 2001 11:21:07


Fight! Fight!  Yeehaww!
--
Whoohoo!
Dreamweaver wonderin' when things would get exciting again!


Quote:
> Well Mz Suzie, if I recall, it was you and Mr Bang that got all the
> trouble started by tellng the airport security that I had a bomb in my
> bloomers and they wouldn't let me into the country until I "showed them"
> and then I got into trouble for that!!
> So don't be so snooty  missy!   Red Queen