I returned to work last week, after three weeks off following surgery. To some, the time off may have sounded nice with extra time for quilting. However, I cannot use my right arm, so my time was spent reading and surfing the internet using my left arm. I spent more time in the QCA forums and reading...
Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings
Sun, Apr 21 2013
Filed under: Filed under: hand quilting, Rail Fence, antiques, Jacob's Ladder, butterfly, hand piecing, scraps, vintage, batting, knife edge binding, circa
I am making a baby quilt and have been trying to decide on a batting to use. I have Dream cotton - which seems very thin but is lovely to work with. and also have Warm and Natural Hobbs and a polyester batting sized for a crib. I wondered what the effect of washing often is on any of these battings ...
Lord Heavenly Father, I haven't been starting my days with You again. Here I am singing Your praises in spite of my monster headache. Yet You bless me so richly with all my quilty friends. I had a wonderful time meeting Marlene on Friday and going to 35th Ave. and Mulqueens. You surround me with...
Mon, Jan 16 2012
Filed under: Filed under: borders, JoAnn Etc, UFO, sashing, quilt store, Crabapple Hill, 35th Ave., snowball block, Mulqueens, fat quarters, batting, backing, Christmas fabrics, birthday club, machine applique
While preparing to copy a very old quilt, I was reminded of this story my Mother told me sometime during the last 5 or 6 years of her life. I made a mental note to write it down sometime and I think now is a good time to do so. My Mother was born in 1914, the second child and oldest girl in a family...
My day of sewing on 9/11 began on a painful note. As I was changing the needle to begin my day, for some unknowable reason, while I was removing the thread from the needle I raised the presser foot and jammed my finger RIGHT INTO THE NEEDLE! And guess what? It was still sharp! Perhaps I had not yet had...
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Back to Table of Contents Batting , also called wadding or stuffing, is the layer in the center of the quilt sandwich, giving it warmth and thickness. Batting can be cotton, polyester, blends, silk, or wool. Source: Keepsake Quilting Related links:...