Tuesday, April 02, 2013

To Clarify

Sorry if my attempts to explain flip and quilt caused more confusion than clarity. Here's a picture of what I am doing. The quilt is to the left and the batting is to the right. The top and backing fabrics are folded back, away from the seam allowance. The batting is butted up next to the seam allowance, not on top of it. The wide zig zag catches the batt and the seam allowance at the same time.

Here it is after it is sewn. Then the front and back are flipped over onto the newly sewn batting and you are ready to quilt that part next.

As I always suggest, the best way to really understand this is to make a small sample. Best wishes.

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  1. Sharon2:11 PM

    Thanks, Melody! Your explanation was how I thought- will have to try this method!

  2. I had totally forgotten about flip & quilt until you mentioned it yesterday. Thanks for clearing away some of the cobwebs in my brain. I'm going to do this with my next small project. And, Melody, I just want to say how very much I appreciate you showing & telling/teaching us your PROCESS not just your results. You provide real inspiration. Thanks!

  3. Thank you, Melody. I understand the flip and quilt now and will try it.
    I like your blog!

  4. Must try this method for a medallion and just loving your bright coloured quilt!

  5. I got it because I often use the same method on my small art quilts. I'd like to try it on a quilt sometime. Yours are inspiring!

  6. Ahhh, now I get it! Thank you.

  7. I haven't tried it yet...maybe tomorrow? I can't wait to have a go...


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