Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Un-binding......

I have been unhappy with the way this quilt hung from the time I finished it.  I didn't know if I had the binding on too tight or if there was too much quilting in the border or what it's problem is.  I spent many hours yesterday carefully un-binding this wallhanging.  If it is going to hang in an art gallery it needs to hang straight and flat.  I will spend some time today figuring out how to fix it and then re-bind it.

14 comments:

Lynne said...

Sounds like something I would do! I debated tonight whether to pull three months of on-again-off-again knitting off the needles - and decided not to! Definitely not my favourite project to be working on but I'll push on regardless.

Sequana said...

I have a project like that, but I know it's the borders that are the problem. Somewhere I saw and saved a way to try to fix that up.

But......oh boy....it's really not at the top or anywhere near the top of my list. :)

Like you, I think I'd need a show or an offer to buy that would make that happen.

Joan said...

I do understand how you feell - but it will really be great once you have it sorted. Good luck :)

Jackie said...

I know how you feel. I have one quilt that was not bound by me and I really need to take it off. It isn't the way that I would have done it. The quilt has been like this for years and I just need to get to it. Maybe your post was enough to inspire me to do so. I hope your comes out the way you like it!

Susan said...

Doesn't sound like a fun project at all, but it does sound exactly like something that I would do! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

The saying goes, "Genius is the capacity for taking infinite pains." I hereby give you a Genius Award!

Frebblebit

HollyM said...

I always hate to do it but it's so satisfying when the problem is fixed and your happy with it.

Mary said...

Good luck finding a fix. I admire your attention to detail.

patty a. said...

What a job! If you are like me the binding was sewn on to stay so it was probably hard to undo!

SeeingStars said...

Well I'm interested in the result. Haven't had this problem yet, but I haven't made as many quilts as you have.

I guess this is one of those lessons where you'll be glad to have the experience and knowledge once it's behind you. Hope you'll be very pleased with the rebinding. :)

Nifty Quilts said...

Mary Mashuta said in a lecture last year that she always cuts her bindings on the bias, and that they always lay flat. Haven't tried it yet.

Anonymous said...

I do way more tailoring than quilting and "ripping out" goes along with any project I do. I totally understand why you want it to hang straight in your daughters art gallery. The ripping out is not fun but the end result is.

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

My least favorite part - fixing something I've messed up. But I'm sure by now you have achieved perfection!

GerryART said...

I realize there is much thought put into the binding of a quilt.
Framing, finishing, etc.
However, does this particular quilt need a frame other than that last border. Could you not just bind to the back?
hugs
Gerry