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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 imho.
I also use Thread Heaven for hand quilting, it gets rid of any knotty problems.
Nel (Gadget Queen)
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Sartorresartus
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Patti
Thank to all for your replies. I am hand quilting a poly/cotton fabric for my first great granddaughter due in November.
Brenda
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Dixie Sugar
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
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Martha
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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Roberta Zollner
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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?
TIA!
Martha
If I have to disassemble, I will; it won't be the first time! But I do need to know about those triangles.
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Martha
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
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Julia in MN
You cut 4 triangles from a square instead of 2.
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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.
Linda PATCHogue, NY
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Witchy Stitcher
Howdy!
Yep, what Roberta says.
Btw, 3 blocks by 4 blocks is never going to be "square", but should make a nice rectangle.
Ragmop/Sandy-- always good at geometry but algebra... nevermind 8->
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Sandy Ellison
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People do generally split into two groups: those who prefer geometry, and those who prefer algebra.
Rectangles are squares, aren't they ? [g!]
Martha
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Martha
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 forum. (sigh)
Damn that gravity!!
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