Posted by: maureenc | May 18, 2012

Learning the hard way!

I made the mistake of heeding advice from a “teacher” in a quilt shop instead of sticking with Pen’s advice to  use a lightweight Pellon backing.

I liked the idea that the quilt would hang well and not buckle like other quilts can occasionally do!

Stipple quilting is NOT easy on a backing similar to Fast2Fuse! Trust me!

After frog stitching some “miles” of fancy stitching on the gold stripping, I should have unpicked the entire piece and changed to some lovely soft 100% Banana fibre batting.

But, I didn’t.

So  , I’ve learned my lesson! Yes I will complete this, but I’m already planning the next hanging…..A Japanese theme: using a portrait stitched Japanese woman and some de constructed Japanese  kimonos.

No photos today!

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Responses

  1. All of those glue bases in those kinds of products certainly gum up the sewing machine needle! And even just a slightly dull needle can interfere with free motion quilting…it’s no wonder that going through the glue base doesn’t do worse damage than it does..and it’s bad enough as it is. I do wish they figured out something better for the iron on capabilities. Boy, have I been here and done that!! Still use it for some projects but I always have to ask myself will be it worth it when I get to the quilting! Good luck with the rest of the project and with the fun sounding Japanese one!


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