What Atsushi Can offer to you via Sashiko.
Dear MQG & QuiltCon Admin,
Thank you very much for your time to consider my inquiry regarding the Quilt Submission Rules. The question I had sent is below:
I am contacting you regarding a rule for Quilt Submission.
In the General Rules, 2nd bullet point say the quilt must have a [finished edge]. I was wondering if the edging by heat with soldering iron (or even a fire on a lighter) could be qualified to pass this rule. I am making a quilt with a theme of "less cutting the fabric", and I talked to my Quilt Teacher in Japan for advice. She suggested this method with heat, and I wanted to ask QuiltCon if it is okay to consider as "Finished Edge". We prepare some sample photos. I am happy to share them. For that, please let me know whom I should be contacting to (email address would be great!).
Since I am a very beginner in Quilting, I thought I may cause a misunderstanding of me not understanding the "Binding" or "Facing" correctly with my ignorance when I submit the quilt with no explanation. I have considered both binding & facing, but if possible, I would like to try this edging with heat.
I appreciate your time to answer me!
The sample below has non-straight edge. The one I am working on has sort of straight edge.
The purpose is to "finish" the edge. Adding the burn is an idea & I may not do so.
Reasons for this idea // A Draft Artist Statement
I practice Sashiko, Japanese Stitchery. Among many similarities in Quilting & Sashiko, I find it interesting to see “precision” and “as is” as differences. With respect & following the Quilting Rules & Guideline, I made a quilt with one theme: “Less Cutting Fabric”. All of the fabric “pieces” are the scrape of vintage fabric. The Edge was my challenge (to focus on my theme) because it requires precision & cutting the fabric. Thanks to my quilting teacher, I may complete this quilt with almost no cutting.
I understand this is NOT a traditional form Quilting. I wanted to ask for the possible "finishing" idea while explaining this is NOT an idea out of ignorance and disrespect.
I appreciate MQG for accepting this item without traditional finishing such as Binding and Facing.