In quilting circles, there too, the devil is in the details by Claire Haillot April 5, 2019 written by Claire Haillot April 5, 2019 737 We tend to think that just because the quilt top is finished that we’re done! But that’s far from true as they say, ‘the devil is in the details’. You’ve worked hard to choose the right fabric to have the best visual impact, although the NEW Banyan Batiks Color Blocking fabrics really help make that part easy. Then you’ve worked hard to have all your seams align. Now you have to think about quilting the piece so that it stays nice for a very long time. What’s to say it won’t become an heirloom for someone? Deep Waters quilt made with Banyan Batiks and Fairfield Bamboo Fil batting That’s why we really have to think about what we put inside our quilt. For this project, I went with FAIRFIELD Nature-Fil Bamboo Blend Batting. This batting is lightweight so that it’s neither too warm nor too heavy. Perfect for what I was looking for, considering I wanted a throw for snuggling up on a sofa or placing it as a bed runner on a duvet. The batting is a blend of 50% rayon fiber from bamboo and 50% certified organic cotton which makes the batting soft yet strong as it will hold your quilt together and won’t tear apart. The estimated shrinkage is 2-3% and you can quilt up to 8” distance, which is overall very good. Fairfield bamboo batting was the perfect choice to quilt this piece. I made this quilt as a special gift and hope that it will become a heirloom for that person, so I also opted to have it quilted by a professional long arm quilter. We picked a design that really made the design come alive. And I believe it would also be an easy design to follow at home. I opted for the Lustre Turquoise from Banyan Batiks to make the backing. I needed two pieces of 2½yd sewn together for the backing. And I took the leftovers to make the binding. It blended perfectly with the quilt top. Details of the machine quilting pattern of Deep Waters quilt My last suggestion is to make your label and sew it onto the back of the quilt, finishing it off with the binding so that it can’t be removed without causing damage to the quilt. After all, you do want people to know that you were the creator of this heirloom quilt. Backing of Deep Waters quilt made with Lustre Turquoise from Banyan Batiks Do enjoy finishing off my Deep Waters quilt pattern and remember the devil is in the details. Please do share with us on QUILTsocial Facebook page some pictures of your quilt in progress. We all love to see more quilts here at QUILTsocial! This is part 5 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 4: My best TIP for assembling quilt blocks [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs253Banyan BatiksColor Blockingfree patternsquiltstutorials FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Claire Haillot Claire Haillot shares her passion for quilting among her neighbors in the United States and Canada as well as her cousins in France. Claire has been active in the quilting industry since 2004. At first, she opened a quilt shop and started to teach, write how-to guides, and translate patterns and product information into French for American companies. In 2006, she started her own line of patterns and later began publishing patterns and articles in Canadian, European, and American magazines. You might have seen some of her work in Quilter’s World, Pratique du Patchwork or Canadian Quilter. She decided to close her brick & mortar quilt shop in 2016 to be able to concentrate more on teaching, writing, and creating. She collaborated with PlumEasy patterns to launch the Dancing Diamonds and Gem bag patterns. Claire has also won a few awards for her work: • Juror’s choice in Salon 2012 • Second Place in Vermont Quilt Festival of 2014 and 2016 • Second Place in Salon 2016 • Best of show at the Quilt Festival in Chicago and Houston 2018. previous post My best TIP for assembling quilt blocks next post How to effectively use HeatnBond Feather Lite and Pressing Paper YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... 3 quilting styles with the Husqvarna Viking Brilliance... 2 ways to achieve a perfect ¼” seam... Easily get the look of handwork stitches by... The bells and whistles of the Husqvarna Viking... Let’s take a tour of the Husqvarna Viking... 2 excellent tips for free motion stitch in... 2 essential tips for quilting with invisible thread Quilting with the Brilliance 75Q and the technology... 3 essential TIPS for choosing a quilting design 4 comments Helen April 7, 2019 - 5:31 am Your Deep Waters Quilt is beautiful! Reply Claire Haillot April 7, 2019 - 7:57 pm Thank you! Reply kathy Persons April 5, 2019 - 7:43 am So many informative tips for this quilt. ON my to do list~ Reply Claire Haillot April 5, 2019 - 9:46 am Thanks Kathy! Enjoy.. and add a picture in the comments of your progress. Always love to see that! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.