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Grandmother's garden: quilting layers together

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Elizabeth Puddick22/06/2017 09:10:47
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I have made a king sized grandmother's garden and layered it with backing and polyester wadding. I would like to secure the layers together but unsure of the best way.

I could hand stitch (but the stitching on the backing could be uneven),

I could machine stitch (but as the edges are small hexagons and the quilt being so bulky potentially very awkward)

or I could make small ties to secure the layers

As the quilt has taken over 40 years to make I want it to be perfect. Any suggestions please.

Carol B26/06/2017 15:00:23
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Hi Elizabeth,

you could tie the quilt or possibly hand stitch Algerian eye stitch into the centres of some of the hexagons creating a pattern both front and back of the quilt.

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Margaret S26/06/2017 17:07:21
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Sorry Elizabeth, somehow I missed this post. Congratulations on sticking with this quilt for so long! Well done.

I like the idea of tying and Carol's suggestion too. I have used some of the fancy stitches on my machine to quilt around hexies, but they were big hexies and a much smaller quilt. I think it would be too difficult for a quilt your size.

Margaret
Stereochild27/06/2017 14:23:11
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Congrads Elizabeth - I am doing a single hexie quilt and it seems to be taking forever to quilt it!!

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