This is the second time this little quilt top has been used as a practice piece...it was first used on my Mega Quilter ...non stitch regulated, the first time I used that machine.....it was a joke....lots of toe nail catchers....never got bound but I kept it thinking...'one day I'll skin that little quilt'!
So, while I was awaiting dispatch of my new longarm I took a sharp craft knife and skinned the quilt...that is I cut all the stitches by peeling back the top and cutting the stitches from inside...only a couple of little nicks ...honest!
I used a different fill in every block/patch...learned lots....like not to use your channel locks for cross hatching if your piecing isn't straight coz you can't fudge with the channel locks on.....I decided that from now on I will always turn my borders to quilt them.....also if you know that your binding fabric has previously been washed and your quilt fabric hasn't...then wash the quilt too before attaching the binding...gives a better fitting finish.....ask me how I know!
Now it's all quilted and bound...definately not a show quilt but no toe nail catchers this time!
|Thanks to Shannon and the Bronze Wombat (Jennifer) for the signature tutorial!