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  • What kind of thread to you prefer?

    There are so many different manufacturers of thread and so many different weights and types. What do you prefer for each part of making a quilt? I was told to use 50wt cotton thread for piecing and 30-40wt thread for free-motion. I was also told to stay away from coats & clark thread, but how can...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Joy on Sun, Jan 16 2011
  • Re: Candy - pieced backs

    Hi Althea, I don't line up the squares on the back with the front. Whatever quilting you choose to do on the front will look just as nice on the matter where they line up. I usually cut my squares 10.5 inches so that when sewn together they are 10 inches. Say the quilt is 84 inches wide...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Candy on Thu, Jul 30 2009
  • Re: Backings

    Below you will see an example of my pieced backs.
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Candy on Wed, Jul 22 2009
  • Re: Backings

    I like to piece my backings as well. I generally use a 10.5 inch charm block. I usually cut the squares from left over pieces used on other quilts as well as uglies from my stash. It is surprising how an ugly fabric can look so different when cut into a smaller piece. By using this method, I have a reversible...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Candy on Mon, Jul 20 2009
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