I like YLI for hand quilting and their silk for applique. I use
Mettler for everything else.
If I have to use fishing line (nylon thread) I use Mettler. But I
still don't like it much, it is too shiny, it catches the light, so
showing up more than a cotton thread would. Kinda defeats the object
I also use Thread Heaven for hand quilting, it gets rid of any knotty
I set 6-inch pinwheels on point, three across, four down, for a baby
quilt. And the dratted thing isn't square. How do I figure where to
trim to? Which side[s] I mean?
I did think of folding it down the center seam line and trimming that
way, but that shows one edge seriously off [1.5 inches approx], and I
hesitate to trim unless I am sure that's right.
As usual, very TIA!
The geometrically challenged Martha
PS this is the "Tuscan colors" quilt
Here's an answer you probably won't like: for that much variation, you ought
to take it apart, press all the blocks and make sure they are accurate,
ditto with setting triangles, and re-assemble. However, if you cut your
setting triangles so the edge of the quilt is all on the bias, that might be
the root of the trouble right there!
Roberta in D
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Um, how do you make setting triangles not on the bias?
And since they are on the bias, what do I do with them?
If I have to disassemble, I will; it won't be the first time! But I do
need to know about those triangles.
You can't avoid bias on at least one side of a triangle, but your
setting triangles should be cut so that the long side is on the straight
grain, not the bias. That way, the outside edge of your quilt will be on
the straight grain.
If the triangles are not cut correctly and if you have enough fabric to
re-do them, take out the old ones, cut new ones, and replace.
You could try blocking your quilt to see if you can get it square.
Otherwise, you may have to take it apart. Make sure each block is
square. Cut new setting triangles if you have enough fabric, making sure
the long edge is on the straight grain. If not, carefully press the
triangles you have, blocking them carefully to the exact shape they need
to. (Use a square to draw the exact size and shape of the triangle on a
piece of muslin; pin that to your ironing board, and use that as a guide
to press the triangles.) Use plenty of spray starch to firm up those
triangles and prevent stretching. If the long side is bias, stay-stitch
it by sewing about 1/8" from the edge with a regular machine stitch.
Julia in MN
1.25 inches to the finished size. Cut a square that size and cuttwice diagonally.
When making setting triangles, I usually cut oversize so I add 1.5
inches and trim so they are perfect.
There are a few comments on the rapidly degenerating state
of my physique that I could make here but I am only too
aware that they would be inapprorpiate for such a public
Damn that gravity!!