If you read my previous post you remember that I mentioned my "wavy" borders. Now, I know that they were completely straight before the quilt went to the quilter. I always measure the quilt in 3 places and take an average when cutting my borders. This is a picture of the quilt on my design wall.
And here's how it looks after I got it back and added the binding.
It just upsets me every time I walk past it. Now, my first tendency was to blame it on the quilter but....I happened to mention what happened to Pam and Janet of Buggy Barn fame when I saw them at Quilt Market last spring. They said that what they have noticed is that when there are wavy borders, it usually happens when the binding is added. Now....this may have actually been the problem because I didn't use my walking foot (bad bad me) and the quilt was so heavy that it kept pulling down because of the weight.
Has anyone else had this problem? If so, did you find a solution? It's been suggested that I spray the wavy parts with water and hope it shrinks, take off the binding and try again, and even cut off the binding and try to square the quilt up. Help!
Here are some pictures of the quilting. I really love it and the quilt hangs in such a prominent place in the house that it's one of the first things you see.
Let me know if you have any suggestions for me. Maybe it could help a future project (where you will find me always using my walking foot) or even help someone else so that it doesn't happen to them. Public Service Announcement. Hee Hee.