Yesterday was a day of sewing and cutting with SoftKUT Dressmakers’ Scissors, OLFA 60mm rotary cutter with a tungsten rotary blade and the labels from the Gütermann Denim Love Nostalgia Box.
Before I start today, I just want to remind everyone that there’s still time to add pockets or labels to your quilt top. Easier to do it now than once the quilting is completed.
As I was putting this quilt together, I debated whether or not to put batting in this quilt as it will be fairly warm with the weight of the denim. Then I remembered the definition of a quilt:
· A top,
· a batting, and
· a backing
What batting to use was another debate I had. The determining factor was the weight of the quilt. Therefore, I chose the Fairfield Low-Loft Quilt Batting, a low-loft polyester which is lightweight. The lightweight was very important to me.
With the backing and batting in place, I used large safety pins to baste all layers together.
I placed the Gütermann Denim Love Nostalgia Box next to my sewing machine ready to select and change thread colors as I progressed with the quilting.
I decided to have fun with the quilting. In addition to changing thread color as I went from section to section, I used parallel line stitching going in different directions to add interest.
Another way I added interest to the quilt was to play with the spacing between the sets of parallel lines. On my machine, I was able to use a seam guide to help me stay parallel to each line.
It was fun playing with quilting lines, changing the thread and colors found in the Gütermann Denim Love Nostalgia Box.
With the quilting completed, there’s one step left to be accomplished, and that’s to add the binding, which we’ll do tomorrow.