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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2007 10:50:45 AM »

Adorable! I love your Doll fabric and I love the simplicity of the colors. If you don't mind me asking how did you bind it? I recently used the Modern Quilt Workshops binding method where you fold the fabric into binding tape and then just sew it on in one step in place of machine sewing and then hand sewing. I've never binded anything the traditional way and your binding looked like you might have used a different method?
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2007 02:52:57 PM »

Thanks for all of the nice comments!

kgo6050 - I cut recycled silk into 2" wide strips and ran them through my bias tape maker (just folds the outer edges in,) and then I ironed the two sides together. They didn't iron as well as cotton would, the crease wasn't as crisp as I would've liked. Then I just put the quilt sandwich inside the open edge of the trim tape, and machine stitched it in place. I didn't even use pins, I just held each side in place as I went. Corners were hand pinched into a nice shape then machine stitched down. I know I do my Gandma shame for never excersizing my hand sewing skills - but it's so time consuming! On my machine everything finishes up fast! Whoosh! LOL

I do use a very narrow seam allowance on the tape's inside edge - usually less than 1/8". Hope this helps!
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2007 05:11:14 PM »

That's exactly what I thought you did Smiley I just finished up a throw quilt for my mom and I made the binding the same way. I was too lazy to do it the old-fashioned way and thought I was sortof a quilting imposter, but I'm glad to see that other real quilters are doing this as well, if it's good enough for the authors of Modern Quilt Workshop it's good enough for me. Oh and I love that you used recycled silk, looks like I might have some new uses for those old shirts afterall Wink
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2007 12:14:55 AM »

That's beautiful work! I love the backing fabric.
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2007 02:06:04 AM »

That's a really beautiful quilt. Love the colours and the style too Tongue blue and red can look really shit together but it also has the potential to look amazing! Wow!
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2007 05:43:33 PM »

Very pretty and fun. Did you do the quilting by machine? How do you get such great stitches? I tried machine quilting for the first time today and had it set to the longest stitch and they came out super tiny and uneven. I used a walking foot, but still had to pull the fabric through from the back. Yours looks great!
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2007 05:42:19 AM »

Omigod, I love this quilt!  The fabrics are so pretty, and the stitch work is so neat!
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2007 10:26:34 AM »

very cool, love the lil asian dolls too
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2007 01:11:27 PM »

This has a real modern and contemporary feel to it; the bold colours and prints add so much to the design. I would love to see one 'human-sized'! I love this. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2007 10:58:43 AM »

I love this so much I wish I thought of it!
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