Fall Is In The Air

Fall Is In The Air
Fall Is In The Air

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Getting Ready To Quilt

This post is for people who don't quilt. I thought I would give them a little quilting lesson. This is a great hobby and you have something really special when all said and done.  Actually I think the quilt top is the easy part. This step is harder for me. I think it is the crawling around on the floor, lol... Not as easy as it once was when you are 71.

Laying out the backing, batting and quilt top.  I use a light spray adhesive for quilts to stick it all together. This will wash out. I still use some safety pins because I don't trust the spray to do the entire job. On the bigger stuff you have to move it around a lot to get it thru the machine. 

I found the same fabric I used for the sashing in a flannel for the backing, yay....  Warm and Toasty....



This will take me a while, I am going around each animal square and the border around the animal square to quilt.  It is time consuming to get all that fabric where you want it to put it thru the machine.


Oh to have a long arm quilting machine, lol.... Way too much money for me.....  if I were younger I would invest in one and go into business.  What fun that would be....

Hugs, LJ




9 comments:

  1. That's a lot of work! It's going to be perfect!

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  2. It's been years ago, but I've made a few quilts. I agree getting the layers to stay where you want them and getting the backing and batting all in place is the hardest part to do. What a treasure when you are all done, though. :)

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  3. I have never sandwiched or quilted anything like this. My Grandma taught me how to quilt only by tying them...many decades ago. Your flannnel backing is perfect. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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  4. I know how difficult it is to prepare the top for quilting. My husband made a three roller frame for me and now I don't have to get down on the floor, which would be impossible at my age, 75. Oh I could get down, but getting up would be another matter. :) This is a sweet quilt!

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  5. I fear you lost me, at "crawling around on the floor." ,-) I am nearly 80 and no way, can I do that.

    But others can, I'm sure!!!! And I hope to convert some, to try it.

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  6. I've made two lap quilts and it was fun! One is a nine patch and I hand quilted each square. Because it was a lap quilt it wasn't hard just time consuming...and fun!

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  7. having something special that I actually made is what makes me want to start quilting. :) I'm trying to figure out a business to start from home because of health issues I'm always dealing with and this would be so much more fun than ebay. I'm going to talk to my mom when they finally get moved up here. :)
    you're awesome! thanks for these posts!
    hugs,
    Marie

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  8. It's coming along great! I love the flannel matching the cotton on the front. Yes, Snuggly and warm!!!

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  9. You do such beautiful work. It looks like it will be very warm and cozy.

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