It is one of my favorite quilt. I finished it in a hurry and I did not like how it turned out at all. It's not perfectly flat, it has wavy edges!
The quilt is just gorgeous and there was no other choice than to try finishing it in a better way. I removed the binding of the 75'' quilt and I washed, squared and bound it again.
Do you want to know what I did differently?
On the back there is a fabric that is a little stiffer than the fabric for the front of the quilt (a cotton chiffon). A few weeks ago I stitched two small quilts with fusible raw edge appliques. One of them has this fabric on the back and the other has a Kona cotton. After washing there was a big difference between the two quilts. The quilting looks different and the feel of the quilts is different.
So what I did (and I plan to do with all the fusible applique quilts, as the fusible web stiffen the fabric) was to wash the quilt and rinse it with a little fabric softener.
After that, it was much easier to smooth the quilt and make it flat.
gently smoothed the quilt, especially on the center design. I pressed only on the back of the quilt.
If Quilt Police says this is wrong, I don't care! This helps immensely and the texture on the front is not affected.
I pressed on the white background too. See below the difference!
Remember: press GENTLY!
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