Saturday, October 25, 2008

two down and one more started....

I've finished the quilting on Gina's quilt and I'm now in the process of sewing on the binding and the label. Then into the wash it will go. I really like the QD poly batt I used on this one.

This is how Evelin's came out after washing and drying. Just enough crinkle to suit me.

Now I've started on Michaels. These pics just don't do it justice. The colors are much nicer *in person*. Brighter and clear.
This is an easy pattern so I should be able to move right along on it.

I have made a discovery about threads that changes the way I will sew from now on. I have learned that my 1/4" setting is absolutely perfect IF I use Masterpiece from Superior Threads. (These strips are supposed to measure 6.5" wide to be cut in same length). If I use a regular sewing thread that I'd picked up (and what I'd been using since I'd started making my tops).... my strips are off by about one 1/8. Here let me show you...... These are the end pieces of the strips.
My first strip sewn with regular cotton thread. See how much the thicker thread takes up in the seams! Amazing!!
This is the next strip set sewn with Masterpiece.
Perfect fit!!

1 comment:

  1. I love how the quilts have quilted up! Beautiful. So what's the deal with the thread? Why does that happen? What makes the big difference? Inquiring minds want to know!!


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