Happy Monday, Quilters!
It was a busy weekend here–signing and shipping hundreds of copies of my new book–Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3! You can still get an autographed copy from my Etsy shop HERE
It was great fun to see so many familiar names!!!
I LOVED reading the notes many of you left with your orders–Thank YOU!
I’ve heard a few of you have found copies at your Local Quilt Shop! Woo hoo! Have you started working your way through the motifs? Are you skipping around?
A BATTING QUICK TIP
Several weeks ago, I was honored to be asked to quilt Annie Smith’s “Love is Spoken Here” quilts. The quilts are to showcase her appliqué and her 28wt thread collection for Aurifil.
OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
As you know, I usually quilt with white thread on bright color fabrics–so this project was a fun stretch of my skills–and an opportunity to try new things.
One thing I learned….The white batting fibers really showed up on top of the quilt–and it was very difficult to clean.
Next time, I would use black batting for a black background quilt!
CONSIDER QUILT TOP FABRICS WHEN CHOOSING BATTING
Cotton batting has dark flecks which may show through on white or very light fabrics.
One side of the batting seems to have more flecks than the other–so just flipping the batting can make a difference.
The other option is to use bleached white batting…
My two favorite battings are Warm and Natural cotton for art quilts because it is low loft.
And wool batting (it is washable) for bed quilts. It quilts beautifully and is as soft as butter with time and use!
What about YOU?
What’s YOUR favorite batting?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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