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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
TerryChase on craftsy.com

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Magic Stash & Whack Quilts by Bethany Reynolds

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What materials did you use? Cotton throughout.

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What are you most proud of? Finding my error before I quilted the second panel.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be very very precise in positioning the design before you cut. ABSOLUTELY, if you're quilting it in sections, lay the pieces out to be sure that you haven't sewn the border to the wrong end of a panel.

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Thank you for sharing...and for the advice!

09/08/2012 Flag

I feel your pain - I spent too much time undoing my last 'masterpiece' - Sometmes the instructions just are not clear so your good sense pays off. Looks like you quilted each section and then sewed them together. How did this process work? Do you recommend it?

09/09/2012 Flag

I finally got all the pieces together. In essence the process involved leaving 2" unquilted on each edge-to-be-merged. Then I carefully pinned back the layers only exposing the batting. Being EXTRA careful, I trimmed 1/4" off the batting edges. Then I sewed the front pieces together. Then I tucked in the back and top-stitched it. I would have liked to have done that in reverse--back first then top stitch front, but it was too important to match the pattern on front. Finally I quilted the 4" where the pieces joined. The quilting disguised the extra seam from the top stitching. It is not an easy process. I'm not sure which is harder--quilting a queen-sized piece all at once or doing it in pieces.

09/18/2012 Flag

Wonderful quilt & great advice. I am with MarjorieV, How does this process work & do you recommend doing it this way? Your quilting is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

09/09/2012 Flag

Adding to the comment I put on MarjorieV, though I haven't connected the pieces yet, I'm getting creative. If it works, I'll tell you both.

09/09/2012 Flag

I just wrote the process down in Marjorie V's question. Next time I'm going to try to quilt an entire queen sized quilt in one piece. As I said to Marjorie V, I'm not sure which is harder, but I've only done it this way on the queen sized. Before this I paid someone to do it. Now I'm trying to do my own.

09/18/2012 Flag

Hi Terry, Just as well you did a double look! It's looking very nice!!!! Julieannabell.

09/10/2012 Flag

Thank you so very much for the info. Please show us a picture when you are all finished. Thanks again. :-)

09/18/2012 Flag