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  • batting... well... nontraditional batting...

    This is a question rather than advice. I have a fairly large and really nice weight piece of linen. I am a really hot-natured sleeper, and need the weight more than the warmth. I am wondering if anyone here has ever used linen as the batting for a quilt. There it is. If you have, can you comment? Or...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by deewesley88 on Wed, Feb 3 2016
  • Dealing with monofilament thread

    I like using monofilament on special quilts, but I ALWAYS have issues with the thread unwinding while I sew and getting stuck underneath the spool, causing stretching and breaking. I took a square of batting about an inch larger than the base of my spool, cut a hole in the center, and placed it on the...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by lilosmom on Fri, Jan 24 2014
  • Wrinkle Releaser

    While long arm quilting, there are times when the batting or quilt top becomes wrinkled from being rolled. I spray them with a little wrinkle re-leaser and smooth out the wrinkles before quilting to avoid the wrinkles from being quilted into the quilt. The product also reduces static electricity that...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by beths kwilt on Sat, Oct 8 2011
  • recycle mattress pads

    Here's an article I wrote about my mother's quilting idea. When my dad had cancer and was bed ridden, she recycled old mattress pads into bed pads. This would make a good service project for older girl scouts working on their Gold Award.
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by Paula Hrbacek on Thu, Oct 6 2011
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