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judy2shoes
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quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by judy2shoes » Sun May 31, 2015 5:43 am

I just finished making the lovers knot quilt. It was my first quilt and wanted to give to my niece for a present. I made it a queen size and when measuring the width and length in several places it is off. it goes from 103 to 105 in width and the length goes from 114 3/8 to 115 7/8. I had heard to press and steam it might help. I wanted to send it out to have it long arm quilted and not sure what to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Help!!

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rosebud3
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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by rosebud3 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:55 am

Judy, I just saw your post. I'm not real sure of proper way to fix the size, but I'll pop over to sew-ins and ask if someone can help you out. By the way, I don't remember seeing you here before so I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you and invite you to join us over in the other threads as well.

Mary/Rosebud

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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by dforseth » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:44 pm

Press and steam might help. I have made individual blocks a bit bigger that way.
I have the best results when I make sure each block is the same size before I see them into the top. Check your seam allowance on your next project to make sure you are 1/4 Inch seams. Check your pressing as well to make sure no folds.
Please post a picture when you get it finished.
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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by larynx » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:02 pm

Judy...just my opinion from a seasoned quilter...not perfect by any means but just someone who have had many different situations arrive while making quilts over many many years....

I believe...especially for your very first quilt...you should be proud...although the measurements are off...I believe the amount is nominal

Once it is put on a frame to have it quilted there are going to be some adjustments and shifting...

I believe you should go ahead and steam it the best you can and send it out...:)

Debbie's advice is excellent...

Also, perhaps present your concerns to your long arm quilter...she/ he may have a perfect solution for you

Please post pics when it's finished...I'm sure it's beautiful!

Good Luck!....Sonya

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purrfect-lady
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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by purrfect-lady » Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:33 am

JUDY, congratulations on finishing your first quilt!! A queen is quite an undertaking for your initial project! what everyone says here is excellent advice. And definitely discuss this with your long-arm person because it might make a difference in the pattern you choose to use for quilting it. It it's computerized, there will be adjustments to be made which isn't a big deal, but if it's something like a freehand meander there would be no problem at all.

again! congratulations!!

judy2shoes
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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by judy2shoes » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:58 am

Thank you to all your comments. I did take it to my long armer and she did a beautiful job. Working on posting a picture! Thanks again it means so much to have somewhere to go when I have a question.

lorettav
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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by lorettav » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:57 pm

Unless your longarmer squares up your quilt it will have to be after quilting. Measure again after quilting in 3 places on the quilt (top, middle and bottom). Get an average and go from there.

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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by scrapquilter48 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:44 am

Oh I hate that when that happens.. Headache!

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Re: quilt top uneven (not quilted yet)

Post by lorettav » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:28 pm

I'm glad it worked out for you.

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