I chose a brilliant pink to bind this quilt with. All finished now and on the donation pile.
The pantograph is called Ginger Snaps and we used a beautiful King Tut thread.......pinks basically.....#914
and then a #991 in the bobbin.
I'm sure someone will love this quilt.
This is quilt number two. We used the same pantograph on this one. Just a simple jelly roll quilt that took me half a day to sew together.
When I was done and it was ready to be packed up for taking to the long arm, I stitched both sides of the quilt so it wouldn't unravel. It's next to impossible to secure the ends on a jelly roll quilt, so this is the next best thing. I opted for an orange toned fabric for this binding. We did try others but this one worked the best. The backing is fabulous even if I do say so myself.
I can't say I had problems with sewing this quilt but it does help to know when working with batiks it is a bit different that sewing 100% cotton fabrics.
1. Choose a sewing machine needle with a sharp point. Needles with a sharp point such as the Microtex Sharp needle is a good choice for working with the high thread count of batik fabrics.
2. Choose a good quality thread......cotton, polyester or silk. I like So Fine by Superior Threads.
You can read more here:
They also recommend washing your fabric, but I don't wash any pre-cut fabrics. If I can't wash the top fabrics, I don't want to wash the backing fabrics.
Last year (?) I posted this link and I did have every intention of making this quilt. My friend Irene has her quilt all done and delivered to her granddaughter. Isn't it beautiful?