how to square an antique grandmothers garden quilt
I have a quilt top with this pattern - very old and the hexagonal pieces aren't all the same size- hence the quilt is hard to square up on top of the batting and the backing. In trying to get the rows of design equidistant from the sides - well it doesn't happen! Some of the 'garden squares' are larger overall particularly on the outer corners. Some of the outer hexagons have partly frayed too; so have lost some fabric and size with this.And the fabric has stretched a bit in places :(
It will be when I have finished hand quilting and trying to put a border or finish the edges that the problem is going to arise. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to make the borders look OK - ie not a crooked looking quilt!
Is there something at this stage that will help ?? before I continue with the basting of the layers together??
this is the first quilt I have tackled - bought the quilt top and am finishing it off; probably not very sensible one to start with but I do like a challenge!
If some one can help I would be very grateful.
thanks very much :)