This week I share two finishes... two more from the collection of eight quilts from a customer.
The first is a good size to be a table runner. I was worried about quilting this one because it was really, I mean REALLY, wonky... all over. The fabric the quilter used was slick and shiny, and the rows were uneven and all over the place.
I was pleasantly surprised as I prepped the quilt sandwich with the Heirloom fusible batting that it fused much better than I had expected. I had already decided in my mind that I would need to use spray adhesive for the sandwiching step. I had discovered on other quilts that poly-blend fabrics don't fuse very well. I'm not sure what the difference was this time, but I was not complaining.
The second finish was a queen-sized quilt that had borders that were way too long and eased in during the sewing process. I made a date with my good friend, Jaqueline, and proceeded to remove stitching and adjust the size of the borders that were actually needed so they would lay flat. You can see the excess fabric in this photo...
Once the excess was taken care of, the center of the quilt got stitch-in-the-ditch quilting of squares, on point. The inner border has vines and leaves, and the outer borders have a serpentine chain design. The final border has twisted ribbons.
The design is seen easily on the back of the quilt...
There are still a few imperfections that are
What is your batting of choice? And why?
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