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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Will I need to rip?

I've been hand quilting my Love Is quilt and noticed an oopsie.  Will I need to rip out or not?

In the photo below, do you see the area in the bottom that is outlined in black?  That area is all hand quilted.  Now, look up at the top left hand corner.  Do you see that area outlined in black?  That area is also hand quilted.  That is where my oopsie occured and is a definite no-no in my books.  Usually, I start at the top or bottom of a quilt and work on one row at a time.  I never skip from one end of the quilt to the other end.  What in the world did I do here?   Keep your fingers crossed for me so that by the time the middle section between the two quilted sections is done, that there are no major puckers in the back and my quilt will hang nice and flat.

Have a great day!
Rose Marie Castonguay
Applique 'n Patch Quilting


  1. Rose Marie, don´t start ripping! What you could do is quilt the outside of the unquilted area between the small quilted area up left and the lower area. The fabric then won´t shift anymore. After that you can go more detailed. Btw, first quilting the major lines in a quilt, then the shapes and latest the grid is the way I work normally. That way shifting of fabric is never an issue.
    Hope this helps!

  2. I would do as Annemart suggested. If I am using a hoop I start from the center and keep going out in all directions


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