I've a finishing tip today but first let me show off my quilt.
I finished assembling my quilt top last week from Cheryl's @ MeadowmistDesigns mystery QAL.
I just love the design and the mystery was a lot of fun. I downsized my blocks from the 12'' (finished) from the pattern to 6'' finished so my quilt - soon to be wall hanging - is currently 30'' square without borders.
The blocks themselves were made up of 2'' finished blocks - lots of HST in this one.
I used American Made Brand solids for this one. The overall quilt top is 30'' square.
Once a quilt top is assembled and hanging around waiting for borders or maybe going right to the quilting step, I always run a line of stitching along the edge of the quilt.
This keeps all those seams from popping just a thread or two. It will also keep things from stretching out of shape.
The line of stitching is close to the edge, roughly at the 1/8 mark. You don't have to be precise with this - just make sure it is well short of the 1/4'' mark.
It doesn't take long and helps keep your quilts in shape for the big finish!
My quilt top will be linked up with Main Crush Monday's, Freemotion by the River, WIP Wednesday's, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers. Fabric Frenzy Friday, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday. I will also be linking up with Tips and Tutorials Tuesdays.
Have a wonderful day!