As you may recall I have a problem with bias bulging or stretching in the vintage Lily quilt I am currently working on, whoever made it didn’t cut the pieces the best way…see the post where I started it here https://timquilts.com/2014/03/05/now-for-a-little-spring/
Those setting triangles on the edges are puckered because there is such a large bias edge. If I were making a new one I wouldn’t have the problem because I know not to cut the pieces this way but It is fun to figure out how to fix the problems on these vintage and antique tops.
I fixed one of those setting triangles today. Here is how I did it.
First I had to get the blocks on either side of it quilted so they wouldn’t be distorted as well. Next I pinned it to the rug with T pins..the idea is that the backing is not on the bias so it won’t stretch. If I make the backing tight and smooth I can see how much extra fullness I need to deal with.
Next I take out the basting pins and smooth the fullness to the center working from both sides
Next I pin that extra pleat flat.
Next I baste it and the bottom edge down.
Next I draw in the grid using the pleat as one of the grid lines.
Then quilt it and remove the basting stitches
Can you see it? here are a few more pictures
It isn’t hard to do and sure beats trying to quilt it by distributing the fullness across the whole length of the edge.
Back to work for me