How To Face A Quilt With A Curved Edge
Trim your quilt. Leave 1/4 inch around all edges.
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Lay your facing fabric on your table with your quilt upside down on top of it.
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Sew around the curved edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Use your walking foot to avoid shifting.
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Trim away the facing fabric flush with the quilt edge.
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Carefully press the facing fabric away from the quilt top. Use the tip of your iron along the curve.
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Trim the facing fabric 2 inches away from the stitched edge.
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Press a 1/4 inch fold along the freshly cut edge of the facing fabric.
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Top stitch the facing fabric to the seam allowance 1/16 inch from the seam.
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Press the edge to roll the top stitching to the back of the quilt. If your fabric allows, use steam!
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See how there’s just a little of the top rolled to the back next to the top stitching?
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Glue baste the folded edge to the back of the quilt. Trim off any overhanging facing fabric.
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Pin to keep the folded edge in place.
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The curve looks better from the front, I promise!
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DON’T sew your next strip to the back of the quilt! 🙄
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Sew a 2-inch facing strip along one straight edge of your quilt with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
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Trim the overhanging end of the facing fabric flush with the raw edge of your quilt only.
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Press the facing strip away from the quilt top.
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Top stitch the facing strip 1/16 inch from the seam. Backstitch right before you reach the corner.
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Fold a slight angle to enclose the overlapping end of the facing strip.
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Press the facing to the back of the quilt. Steam is your friend. Look at that great clean corner!
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Last strip! Sew it to the front with a 1/4 seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and end.
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Press the facing away from the quilt top. Leave both ends to overlap.
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Fold each end at an angle to enclose the overlapping ends.
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Press the facing strip to the back. Glue and/or pin in place.
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Hand stitch the folded edge to the back of the quilt and admire your unique facing!
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