11.04.2008

helpful hints up the wazoo ...


So ... I am finished with the Patchwork Pilot Club quilt ... finally. Keep in mind also that I started this particular project when it was over 110 degrees. And now it's almost down to the 80's! Sheesh. That is a long, long, time.

But my point is this: Study the first picture and tell me what is weird about it. (Other than the fact that none of the fabrics in the border would appear to go together. That's the point, people.) No ... what I am trying to point out is that I am quilting on it and the binding is completely attached. What the heck!?!

Helpful Hint #1: I was furiously working on the quilting and had all the straight lines (around the sashing strips) done. Then I desperately needed an all-day-hand-project. So I applied the binding, sewed it down as my project-du-jour and then went back to the quilting. Can I tell you how easy it was to do without all the extra flaps on the edges? Sooooo much easier to work with.

I would definitely do that again.


Helpful Hint #2: If you think that another advantage was that I didn't have to deal with any pins ... well I never had to in the first place. I never baste my quilts and I never pin-baste my quilts. I use 505 spray to get those 3 layers to stick together. Always have. Always will.

And Helpful Hint #3?: If you live in the western US and haven't voted yet ... get out there NOW.

So ... I hope your wazoo isn't feeling too cramped.
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9 comments:

salmagundi said...

I don't do a lot of machine quilting, but I have tried the spray adhesive and liked it. Your quilt turned out great! Sally

ginger said...

That looks great!

brookegfunk said...

You are truly a Picasso of fabric- minus the blue period.

Angy said...

mrs. ess! that looks amazing! it might have taken a long time but it definitely turned out great! good work :)

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

very nice! love that adhesive spray too!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw it turned out so so nice. I do the same thing with my quilts but I use a different brand.

Chelsea said...

Darling!

P Daddy said...

The quilt is great but don't confuse that 505 for spray starch, especially when you launder undershorts.

Might explain that grimace McCain always had in the debates.

steph said...

how did i miss the finished product?! looks fabulous. my two fave squares are the top row second patch and the third row second patch. fabulous. i have no idea what is weird... looks fab to me! i keep going back to study the photo... what am i missing?