Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Making Wrinkles Disappear
I wonder how many Google searches for anti-wrinkle cream will end up here.
Here is the section of border that was giving me problems yesterday. I had done the free motion quilting all the way round the border and got to the last few inches and found there was too much fullness in the top layer. Unpicking the quilting was out of the question. It would have made an even bigger mess. Instead I filled the unquilted section of the top with parallel lines of running stitch to ease in the fullness. It looks like an atrocious darn or frightful smocking.
Next, I filled in the last section of free motion quilting.
After pulling out the running stitches, the top still looked rather creased...
... so I splashed on a bit of water...
... gave it a quick blast with a hair drier, and it didn't look too bad at all.
This little duck looks a little bit creased, but compared to the eighth of an inch pleat that I started out with, this is nothing.
So in the end, not too bad a job after all. Next time I think I should start in the middle of each side and work towards the corners, but will that be asking for trouble at each corner? Suggestions please!
Linking up today to Lee's blog Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday