Sunday, May 05, 2013
Ahh was a great day. Woke up early off to drop off one quilt to te long arm quilters. Can't wait to see how it turns out. I'll get it back end of June.
Then off to the local farm stand for fresh vegetables and fruits. Yum.
I tried out this new battiting which you iron to the front and back of your quit top and back. I was leery on how it would work. First had to find a wide top to iron it on. The batting itself was much thinner than I liked when I unrolled it. I doubled it up. Because it had a type of adhesive on both sides unrolling it and straightening out the wrinkles took a bit of time Using my extra table I was able to lay out the bottom and the batting and then the top easily. The ironing was a dream. So much easier then bending over and pinning it. I did flip it over and ironed the back as well so I would make sure the adhesive really stuck. I'll try quilting it later this week but the hard part which I dread for each quilt so far was a breeze and better yet WITH NO LOWER BACK PAIN.
So for step 1 and 2 - much easier. The next step is the quilting. Will it hold up during that phase we'll see. Even if it doesn't I'm thinking because the first 2 steps were so easy I may reuse it and then put pins throughout to anchor it.