Edging and border………………

Is what’s next. The batting has been trimmed, as has the backing………… IMG_1557IMG_1558 (for details of this process, see the 2 preceding posts). The next step is to clip the curves of the backing in order to wrap the fabric over the batting…….IMG_1559 I secure it slightly with Sewline Water Soluble Glue Pen. There are other types of adhesive available but this is what I had on hand.  I, then, stitch next to the finished edge to stabilize it furtherIMG_1560IMG_1562. The final edge will be “matchsticks” (or maybe I should say “toothpicks”?). IMG_1566 Lots more “toothpicks” in my future!

Thread:(top) Aurifil, 50wt;(bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt. Batting:Hobbs Tuscany cotton/wool blend (single layer). Stitched on Ms Juki (Juki 2010Q).

Thanks so much for stopping by! The days are so much shorter and chillier with rain/snow mix in the forecast for tonight. November is fast approaching……perfect quilting weather!!!! Till next time………..

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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4 Responses to Edging and border………………

  1. kathyreeves says:

    That really turned out looking incredible with the matchstick edge! Beautiful work Doreen. 🏅

  2. Quilt Gram says:

    These pictures are incredIble. Looking forward to seeing the entire quilt. What a gorgeous heirloom you have created.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I love these small(er) projects…..this one will be approximately 33″ square. It will make a nice little wall quilt or table topper (both “on point” because one of the corner appliques is larger). With the addition of batting and backing, the vintage piece becomes durable enough for everyday use and is machine washable (“Gentle”/”Hand wash” cycle) and machine dryable.
      Thanks so much for your visit! Hugs……..

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