Raw Edges

Raw Edges

Post by Marion Yarem » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00



What do you folks do to keep the raw edges tidy while hand quilting? I'm
working on a few different wall quilts, and the batting starts to shed
from the outside edges because of the continuous handling. Do you put
your binding on BEFORE the quilting, or is there something temporary that
will enclose the edges?



 
 
 

Raw Edges

Post by Irene Bunne » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00


I bring the extra back fabric around and baste it to the front, covering
the batting until I need to quilt in that
area (which I do last).  This seems to work well.

Irene (masking tape is helping keep the threads under control)

 
 
 

Raw Edges

Post by Sunn » Sat, 21 Dec 1996 04:00:00


I *always* bind first, ever since I did it as an experiment.  It's
necessary to baste a little more closely, and you can quilt everywhere
at any time, without having to start in the middle and work your way
out.
Sunny (not) in Seattle

Quote:

> What do you folks do to keep the raw edges tidy while hand quilting? I'm
> working on a few different wall quilts, and the batting starts to shed
> from the outside edges because of the continuous handling. Do you put
> your binding on BEFORE the quilting, or is there something temporary that
> will enclose the edges?




 
 
 

Raw Edges

Post by Coop » Sun, 22 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Hi Marion:  I aways fold the extra backing around to the front of the
quilt and pin it , enclosing the raw edge of the top and the batting in
the fold...it's worked well for me so far.

Jane C

 
 
 

Raw Edges

Post by Glenna Reynol » Mon, 23 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Dear Marion,
To enclose the raw edges, keep your backing 2 inches larger than the
batting and top. After pinning or basting the 'sandwich' together,
fold the excess backing in half so that the raw edge of the backing
and the raw edge of the quilt top meet. Fold the backing in half
again and bring up over the quilt top 1/4 inch. Pin and baste in
place. You can also try quilt clips to hold the backing in place.
Hope this helps! Happy quilting from a fellow Canadian! Merry
Christmas!