…..what would you do? Let’s assume this unfinished quilt (top only) was made by one of your now deceased aunts. She made many quilt tops over the years, even quilted a few, and this log cabin is the one your mother gifted to you, the others went to your siblings and cousins.
It’s big, King size, about 92 x 110 inches, beautifully laid out, made up of cotton, cotton blends, seersucker, and various other clothing scraps from the first half of the 20th Century.
It would be nice to have it quilted, but there’s a problem. Auntie worked with fabrics of various weight and stretch, and occasionally she had to “ease” fabric in to get her logs to the correct length. As a result, there is a pleat or a pucker or two here and there…some tiny, some significant…
The edges of the quilt top aren’t very straight as a result…
Quilting it on a home machine would be a major headache just for the sheer size of the quilt, not to mention the fact that is isn’t flat and straight…
So, what would you do?
a) Leave it as is, and store it in a drawer or closet?
b) Tie quilt it with floss, like many were originally finished like in that era?
c) Attempt to hand quilt a very ripply top?
d) any other ideas….?
It’s not mine, but I agreed to look it over for a friend and give them advice and possibly a quote for finishing it off for her. I’m really somewhat stumped, so any thoughts you can give me are very much welcome and appreciated!