Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quilt 911!

Okay everybody, if you have any experience in paper piecing, now's the time to share your wisdom!

I reached home today and my mom has been working very hard on this very complicated paper pieced wallhanging.

She has made almost all of the units. Unfortunately she didn't notice the part of the instructions that said leave a 1/4" seam allowance around each unit, and she trimmed them all down to the line.

So now we have no seam allowance with which to sew the many units together. Are we screwed? Is there a solution? She has already made so much of the wallhanging that she can't go back and do it all again...


  1. Yikes! That's frustrating. I have no idea if this would work, but could you maybe applique the pieces to a light weight backing of some sort? Then you could add seam allowance around the whole units and sew those together normally. Good luck, can't wait to see your solution!

  2. I was going to suggest appliqueing them as well.

  3. She could iron fusing on the back of each unit and then fuse them down onto a background. The fusing might make it possible for her to fuse the sections side by side as they should be and not look to rough around the edges.