I started this rug last spring on my annual Spring Fling Quilting Weekend with Rising Star Quilters in 2019. Of course, you know I thought that during this year’s Spring Fling I would easily conquer this project. But, like so many things this year, it was cancelled due to Covid-19. Truth be told, I hadn’t done much last year, just sewed a few strips.
Anyway, I finally got back to it last week and edited the jelly roll as there were a few strips I didn’t like. The directions mentioned pressing for the rectangular version and I did that, after sewing a few strips together.
I should have looked closer as my rug was a bit curvy. And, my last edge needs to be redone (it goes uphill). However, I knew it would go in my bedroom in Maine, mostly as a hopping off point for Percy to jump onto our bed; it helps with the wood floors. Perfection, therefore, would not be needed with this project.
So, what’s a quilter to do? I tried starching the heck out of it. It helped a bit. the above picture, I have washed it and then laid it out to dry after pushing, pulling and patting it into better shape. Its not perfect, but it will do! There was little information on this on the web, call me surprised!
I had heard about this problem with the oval ones, but didn’t foresee it with the rectangle. Some of the strips were longer than others and that should have been a big clue. However, I am pleased enough with it and since it is for me, I won’t worry it, but now I am curious to try it again and see what happens. Hobbs is making a fusible batting strip*, maybe that would stabilize it. I used the Bosal Batting strips* and still have plenty so I may play with homemade strips. You can count on it that if I find out more, I will let you know. Just to be clear, I am pleased with this finish, which is both a OMG and a 3rd Quarter Goal!
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