“Dream Big”…revisited……….

The stitching is completed. This panel was incredibly wonky from the start (off the bolt) and there’s a huge challenge to keep the stitching density reasonably even so the piece will lay flat. The next step is to “square” it up. I trimmed/straightened the irregular edges, using a rotary cutter and 15” square ruler, and set up the foam flooring tiles that serve as the base for this process. If you pop over to this link, you can see that product. Each tile is 24” square, 4 to a package, and they interlock. I cover them with bath towels and laid out the panel. The fabric panel has been thoroughly dampened!! I have a carpenter’s laser square that makes this next step so much easier!!! IMG_0932 IMG_0930 Using flower-head pins, I pin the panel every inch, or so. Stretching and patting the fabric into place and lining the edges up with the laser lines is really not too difficult. Place a couple of small fans blowing across it and wait til it’s totally dry……..IMG_0931 Binding will be done when we return from out jaunt out West for the next 2 weeks.

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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6 Responses to “Dream Big”…revisited……….

  1. KelsiVianna says:

    I have one of those laser square levels and never thought to use it for quilting….will need to try it!

  2. witchylin says:

    Gee that is a lot of work to square up, however it looks worth it. 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      It wasn’t much work at all….really! And without the squaring up it would have been unusable/unsightly. I’m going to hang it in my livingroom when I’m not using it as a demo in my fmq workshops. Another one awaits……………hugs…………..

  3. kathyreeves says:

    A laser square, what a great tip! (the quilt looks great too!

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