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  #1  
Old February 7th 04, 05:36 AM
Eli
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I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square. Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it to her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

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Gina in IL
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  #2  
Old February 7th 04, 05:47 AM
Mary in Oregon
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Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press the
seams to get it looking correct?

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Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square. Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it to her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias


  #3  
Old February 7th 04, 06:24 AM
Sharon Harper
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Okay now I'm getting confused. What's the difference between ironing and
pressing?

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Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press the
seams to get it looking correct?

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square. Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a

square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured

across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have

stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it to

her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias




  #4  
Old February 7th 04, 06:32 AM
Mary in Oregon
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ironing is a back and forth motion with the iron... pressing is holding the
iron in place while it steams a seam. Moving the iron pushes and pulls the
fabric. Clear as mud??

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Sharon Harper" wrote in message
...
Okay now I'm getting confused. What's the difference between ironing and
pressing?

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press the
seams to get it looking correct?

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square. Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a

square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured

across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have

stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it to

her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias




  #5  
Old February 7th 04, 09:10 PM
Sharon Harper
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Absolutely! Thankx

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Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
ironing is a back and forth motion with the iron... pressing is holding

the
iron in place while it steams a seam. Moving the iron pushes and pulls

the
fabric. Clear as mud??

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Sharon Harper" wrote in message
...
Okay now I'm getting confused. What's the difference between ironing and
pressing?

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press the
seams to get it looking correct?

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square. Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a

square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured

across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be

the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have

stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to

another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it to

her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias






  #6  
Old February 7th 04, 11:05 PM
Ellison
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Howdy!
Btw, it doesn't have to include the steam, either way.
Ironing is pushing; pressing is sitting still. G

Ragmop/Sandy
"Sharon Harper" wrote in message
u...
Absolutely! Thankx

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
ironing is a back and forth motion with the iron... pressing is holding

the
iron in place while it steams a seam. Moving the iron pushes and pulls

the
fabric. Clear as mud??

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Sharon Harper" wrote in message
...
Okay now I'm getting confused. What's the difference between ironing

and
pressing?

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press

the
seams to get it looking correct?

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square.

Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting

the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a

square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured

across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be

the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have

stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to

another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it

to
her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias








  #7  
Old February 7th 04, 10:38 PM
D&D
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It sure is hard to get into the habit of *pressing* those pieces instead of
ironing them.

After seeing some of your quilts Sharon it looks like you have been pressing
anyway or is that trick photography!!!

Dee in Oz


"Sharon Harper" wrote
Okay now I'm getting confused. What's the difference between ironing and
pressing?

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press the
seams to get it looking correct?

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square. Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a

square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured

across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be

the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have

stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to

another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it to

her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias






  #8  
Old February 7th 04, 11:06 PM
Sharon Harper
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LOL - No I'm guilty of ironing! And I should press seams more often than I
do. I'm learning.....

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"D&D" wrote in message
...
It sure is hard to get into the habit of *pressing* those pieces instead

of
ironing them.

After seeing some of your quilts Sharon it looks like you have been

pressing
anyway or is that trick photography!!!

Dee in Oz


"Sharon Harper" wrote
Okay now I'm getting confused. What's the difference between ironing

and
pressing?

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press

the
seams to get it looking correct?

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square.

Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting

the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a

square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured

across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be

the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have

stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to

another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it

to
her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias








  #9  
Old February 7th 04, 11:20 PM
D&D
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I still have trouble remembering to press each seam LOL

Dee in Oz

"Sharon Harper" wrote
LOL - No I'm guilty of ironing! And I should press seams more often than

I
do. I'm learning.....

--
Sharon From Melbourne Australia (Queen of Down Under)
http://www.geocities.com/shazrules/index.html

Dee wrote It sure is hard to get into the habit of *pressing* those
pieces instead
of
ironing them.

After seeing some of your quilts Sharon it looks like you have been

pressing
anyway or is that trick photography!!!

Dee in Oz




  #10  
Old February 7th 04, 02:43 PM
Eli
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I thought maybe I was overreacting because it was late last night but it
looks worse this morning... I really think it's un-quiltable. The woman
who's quilting it has a long arm and if it won't lay flat, can she quilt it?
I could cry. It's too late to start another quilt and I've already invested
tons of time and $ in this one...

Gina in IL

"Mary in Oregon" wrote in message
...
Ironing could do it. I have a block with "bubbles" and think it's from
ironing rather than pressing. Could you wash the top and then press the
seams to get it looking correct?

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948
"Eli" wrote in message
...
I am soooo frustrated. I'm making a quilt. Square in a square. Inner
border. Outer border with mitered corners. I just finished putting the
outside border on and laid it flat on the carpeting. The square in a

square
part is "bunchy"... looks like there's excess there and doesn't lay
perfectly flat. It's like the inner border is too small. I measured

across
the middle when measuring for the inner border. I thought it might be the
mitered corners. I took those out - no difference. Could I have

stretched
the middle? How? When ironing?

I'm not going to be quilting this project. I'm passing it off to another
mom to quilt and then we're donating it. I'm embarrassed to give it to

her.

Is there any way I can correct this at this point?

--
Gina in IL
http://community.webshots.com/user/dgelias




 




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