Finishing the edges of a Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt
I work at Mainely Sewing in Nobleboro (and Wiscasset) Maine. Marge (the owner) asked if I wanted a customer’s project to do. The customer wanted it quilted and bound. I took the bag home and to my surprise when I opened it, it was a Grandmother’s Flower Garden. Now the quilting was the easy part. How in the world was I going to bind a quilt with such an irregular shape to the edges? I went on Youtube and indeed there was a video of a woman showing how to add a facing. Check out Finishing Quilt Edges by Marci Baker of Alicia’s Attic. It worked really well but was very time consuming. I spent five hours just adding the facing, turning it and poking the points out. I still need to hand stitch the facing to the back. It looks nice though.
If you have any questions regarding quilting, Youtube is amazing. There are videos on almost anything. I have a Gammill Longarm Quilting machine. One day, I needed to change a spring that broke. The manual was really no help. Sure enough, there was a video showing how to do it.
Thanks to Marci Baker for helping me finish a hard project.
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