White Rooster Posted May 10, 2005 Report Share Posted May 10, 2005 I am working on a quilt that has a staggered bottom like a staircase. In other words, one side measures 60" and the other side measurers 45" and there are five 3" steps across the bottom. The pattern calls for sewing the front and back of the quilt, along with the batting, (right sides together) and then turning it inside out so there is no binding. That would require that the actual quilting be done after the quilt is put together. Problem: How would you load a finished quilt on a LA that has a staggered bottom? I know I could ignore the pattern (the part about sewing it together before quilting) and float the top on a rectangler backing & batting. Then I could quilt it as desired and cut the steps after it is quilted. Problem: How do I bind an inside corner? I am open to suggestions for either of the possibilities but I don't want to quilt it on my regular sewing machine. It is a fabulous pattern and I'm doing it with a black background and each of the 6 vertical rows has large triangles in colors of the rainbow. Example: Row 1 has 20 triangles, all in shades of red on black. Row 2 has 19 triangles, all in shades of orange on black. Row 3 has 18 triangles in shades of yellow, then green, blue and violet/purple. Across the bottom are staggered rows of beads. The pattern is in Quilter's World, June 2005, page 78. I'm excited about the project and appreciate any ideas you might have to share. Thank you for your help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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