Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Triangle Quilt Finished

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I needed a little time to resolve some quilting and structural issues this quilt created.

I was able to resolve them. The quilt hangs perfectly flat.

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I did almost all the quilting in the ditch through the quilt and the batting only. Because it is in the ditch it is hard to see.

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I stitched 1/2 inch from the edge of the quilt and removed the batting from the seam allowance. I folded the 1/2 inch under and ironed it in place.

I cut the backing fabric the same size as the front of the quilt and fused a piece of Timtex (cut 3/4 inch smaller than the backing) to the wrong side of the fabric.

I folded the edge over the Timtex and fused the edge in place.

I put the batting and Timtex together and fused everything very securely.

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This is the finished back of the quilt. I hand stitched the backing to the quilt around the edge.

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I made a thread loop close to the top of the quilt on the back to hang it.

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This shows the seam I created in the backing 2 inches from the bottom.

I inserted a 1” finished rod pocket in the seam.

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I inserted this tent pole in the casing which just happened to be the exact length I needed. It makes the bottom hang perfectly straight.

A PERFECT finish for a unique quilt!

5 comments:

Mimi said...

Your solution for hanging a triangle quilt is very clever. Another FINISH !!

Robin said...

Very interesting. Your rod works better than drapery wts.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Nice work! What a great quilt ~ I love the uniqueness of something triangle!

norma said...

Very clever, Kay. It looks great!

Melody Johnson said...

Genius. What a great look and using Timtex is so smart too. Gives the whole unit a sharp dimension.
Melody