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Project

Henrietta's Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That my daughter and Henrietta both love it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? When quilting this I had some difficulty keeping my border straight - I stitched in the ditch on each side of each strip and did one strip one way and the next the other way - which has made my borders a bit wonky. Not sure how to avoid this other than doing all the stitching the same way. If anyone has any advice regarding this I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks

What you will need

  • Scrap material from my stash and thread

Q&A with VicMansfield

Sancraft asked:
Nice! The striped binding fabric is just right!
VicMansfield answered:
Thanks - as soon as I found the binding material in my stash, I knew that was it!
fluffyjumper asked:
Your quilt (or should I say Henrietta's quilt!) is just lovely - you are very clever. The colours are brilliant. very inspirational.
VicMansfield answered:
thank you, I love bright colours!
addyson asked:
I was just watching the latest course on quilting on a big machine, and she said that she stitched in the ditch around the borders first to make sure they stayed straight, I have just myself switched over to a walking foot for SITD and it guides the top fabric through so that it doesnt pucker up .. normally when piecing its a good idea to sew in opposite directions, but since your lines are on the bias I don't think either way would make a difference, but the walking foot would I think
VicMansfield answered:
Thanks, I did use a walking foot, but I guess being on the bias they did stretch and some of the material I have been playing with isn't 100% cotton quilting material, I have used several different weights and types of material, so that would probably have affected it too. Thanks for the advice! :)

Skill Level

Beginner