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Margaret S14/03/2018 07:52:12
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Bagging - Eleanor Burns calls it 'birthing'!

Top and backing rs together. Stitch all round on seam allowance leaving an opening. Pull quilt through the opening (birthing) to the rs and pull the corners into shape. Stitch opening closed and then top stitch all round to stop the edges rolling back

Hope that makes sense.


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Eileen Foster14/03/2018 17:55:25
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ooh I like the sound of that technique. Mentioned it to my daughter [the fashion graduate one] and her comment was

'remember your linings mother!' yes it is a similar technique blush



Fiona15/03/2018 13:30:06
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Winnie, that's a good idea to avoid stretch. Starch does the same job too. I need to make some more starch up, actually. I bought a bag from Lakeland a few years ago and mix it with alcohol instead of water in a spray bottle, but plain ordinary cornflour does the trick too apparently. The alcohol means it keeps for ages.

Winnie the B.O.L.B15/03/2018 18:10:59
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Margaret S - thank you for replying - your extra info is very much appreciated - I totally understood the method after your explanation. It's a super idea in these cases.

Fiona - thanks you to you also - I'm glad my idea is of some use but your more economic version is absolutely great. I must give it a try as Vilene itself is harder on the purse than your starch version. The alcohol additive is a wonderful inspiration. I definitely try it next time it fits the bill.

Margaret/Winnie xx

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