A dear woman asked me to help her. She had a hexagon top that was 60+ yrs in the making, innumerable sets of hands,
all with various stitching "techniques."
See the top below. I duct taped a Kona Snow under top to my tile floor. With the top freshly pressed and The Micro Fine Glue Tip from Purple Daisies Quilting I carefully glued and hot pressed every exterior hexie edge to the Kona Snow. It controlled the wonky edges perfectly.
Using So Fine thread, Betty's Teal,
I then was able to blanket stitch the hexie top to the Snow under top without any shifting occuring.
I trimmed away the Snow from the back (lots of Snow for future piecing!) leaving about an inch extra all around from the blanket stitching.
Before: the hexies were a hot mess.
Bunched up, pleated, uneven, but made with love.
I love how the white provides the definition to each hexie edge.
Look at the stitching and imagine 60+ yrs and
3 generationsof hands
working on this treasure.
Much can be forgiven when you see they stuck with it.
They did it.
I wish she could have had it hand-stitched.
But for her, it was better to have it done
for her mother to enjoy now.
Well done, ladies!