Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Odds N Ends

Not much going on here. I've quilted two of the kids quilts, two more to go. I'm just griding the center and adding loops in the borders. I added some stars to the turtle quilt border - this is the back.
I'm having some tension issues with my sewing machine. Getting some loops in the back when I was using the walking foot...not happy about that. I didn't notice it until I finished quilting this one. So tomorrow before I start the next quilt I'll change the needle and put in a different bobbin. That normally does the trick.

Have you ever used fusible batting? Not the single sided fusible fleece, but double sided fusible batting? For the kids quilts I used Pellon's fusible fleece, very light weight but makes the basting process much easier.
I've been thinking of ordering fusible batting from Connecting Threads. I've Googled fusible batting and didn't really find anything saying yeah or nay. Thought I would give it a try. I hate basting quilts, I don't have a good place to lay out a large quilt that wouldn't kill my knees (tile in the kitchen) or damage the floor (hardwood in the living room) with the pins. I've heard people talk about laying out quilts for basting on their rugs but I don't think I'd be able to get each layer taunt enough. Plus I'd probably pin the quilt to the rug. And we mustn't forget my three helpers...I've timed Fred, lay a quilt down on the floor and within 3.5 seconds he is walking the perimeter and 2.6 seconds later he is laying in the center. 1.45 minutes later Siddi is doing a run and dive to burrow under (takes about a minute for her to wind up her tush before the attack).


3 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

You know I've never used it bought bought some YEARS ago and I think I ended up giving it away because I was afraid to use it....didn't have the longarm at the time either. You'll have to post if you use it.

Pat said...

I, too, will be curious to see some replies from folks who have used it. Can you repost with the consensus when you get it so we know what most people think about it?

Cindy said...

No, I've never used it. I'm curious what you'll have to say about it. Interesting.....

Have you fixed that tension problem yet?