Wavy borders! The borders on Jacqueline’s Album were straight when I started quilting, but when I laid it out to trim it for binding, look what I saw. Uggh. I think its because the centre is so densely quilted, and the border not so much (and I really didn’t want it to be heavily quilted).
So I set out to hopefully fix it, as I want this to be a wallhanging (although its kinda big for that, 56″ square). First, I sewed a scant quarter inch from the edge, all away around. As I was sewing (with the walking foot on), I gently pushed the fabric into the foot…this is something I learned from dressmaking that helps to set up a piece for easing into another. I pinned the binding on, one side at a time. As I was pinning, I laid it flat at the corners where the quilt was flat, and along the edge I pulled the binding taught between pins where there was a little wave on the quilt. I think I might have succeeded…it looks much flatter now, but only after I’ve sewn the binding down the back will I know for sure!