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that's why I like the fleece so much - you can get 60" wide on sale for $4/yd and you don't have to use any batting. Main down side is it's harder to peice if you need more than 60" wide. I actually make some of those t-shirt quilts narrower intentionally so I wouldn't have to piece the back.
Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:
I have begun trying to work on that awful "bamboo" fabric we got at retreat for the challenge.
i worked on mine today and I think it might just end up being a WOMBAT... waste of material, batting and time...not coming out the way I wanted...
And since I'm not participating in that challenge, I'm just sitting back and smiling.
Suze (casuzenn) said:
i worked on mine today and I think it might just end up being a WOMBAT.
that sounds frustrating. Maybe give it a rest and come back to it and see if you can problem solve it. That is a tough fabric to figure out for sure.
I have a big ironing board and actually don't mind ironing, but if it is the yardage or backing fabric that is bigger than my boar--I hate it too.
I've thought of doing tht. I have a healthy stack of scrappy oversized lap quilts for the cancer center that need backs and lots of one +yard pieces of fabric I could put together. I really do need to start using up these tubs of fabric. Only thing holding me back is thinking about ironing those big backs.
thanks Lynne. I'm excited to get it up on the wall. I was struggling last night to decide on a binding. Needed some quick input. So I decided to ask my 24 year old son who has taken up sketching and painting. Usually the guys in my house would have rolled their eyes. but he took my question seriously and actually make a very good suggestion regarding the color that I hadn't considered. I'm going to try it today and see how it works. It was just strange to think of asking him an art related question. he started painting as part of a fraternity project (painting one of those wooden plaques for a pledge) and he has REALLY gotten into it, has an entire workstation set up. I was able to get him some painting related Christmas presents (brush cleaning thingy, airtight pallet, etc) that he was excited about. Fun to have another craft related person in the family.
Thanks for that Jo! I am working my way through it. The high
ight is getting these backings ready to go! I got 3 of them all ready. The next one is pressed and ready to seam. My box of quilt tops will have lots of backings ready...yippee! The next several months will be so, so, so much easier!
Those are good ideas. I don’t sew long lengths together before hand, but that sure would work. I have been collecting piles of various widths - I.e. 18”, 12”, etc. and however long they are. I have taken one of those piles that got very tall, sewed them together, but I made 2 quilt tops from them.
i could start doing this with my maybe 1 yard pieces though. Thanks for sharing!