This is a “Don’t Do This” post.
I am still trying to figure out why I “thought” I should do this when I clearly should have known better.
On this quilt, I wanted to be able to do the borders without having to start/stop so I decided to quilt the top/bottom borders as I did the rest of the quilt and then turn it so the long side borders would be horizontal as I worked. For some reason when I took the quilt off the frame to turn it to do the long borders, I trimmed the top/bottom.
I’m working on attaching binding on the quilt before I take it off the frame. It’s not so hard but I still need to work on my technique. It would have been much easier if I hadn’t trimmed so closely.
And if that side wasn’t bad enough—take a look at the left side!
Let me tell you, there is absolutely no way to put a side-clamp on that! So what did I do to stabilize the side for stitching? I had to pull the edge taut and pin to the back roller. I got it done and now I’m hand stitching the binding down. Then I’ll put a label on the back & it will be finished! This is quilt top #6 on my UFO list. I’ll post a picture of the finished quilt in a few days.
What was I thinking?????