* Knife Edge Finish *

September 14th, 2017 at 7:57 am
Knife Edge Finish

Knife Edge Finish

Knife Edge Finish is the method of finishing a hexagon edge when binding is not used.

First, press under the 1/4 inch seam allowance on hexagon edge before removing the foundation paper. Then after the quilting is completed,  hand baste about 1/2 inch from pressed edge.

Second, working in about 2 foot sections,  trim backing and batting 3/8 inch (a little more than 1/4 inch) from the pressed edge of the top. Then  trim the batting very close to the pressed edge of the top.

Third, clip the backing to the batting edge at the inside “corners”. Tuck backing over batting under the pressed edge of the top. Pin or Wonder-clip in place. I use an applique stitch to secure edges.   Wonder-clips are worth the investment for a project like this, as they keep your work flat and you can nudge them along as you stitch and keep the fabric secure.

 

Yay, 2 friends commented!

  1. Robin Koehler shares:

    I hate doing a knife edge but love the look:) Beautifully done!

  2. Laura shares:

    It is definitely time consuming, but once you set your mind to it, do the prep work, and give your self time, and a good recorded book or two it’s kind of relaxing. thank you for the complement.

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