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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 383334 views.

I will have a look at the batting when I get it and maybe do a wash test myself on it. How do you usually wash your quilts? 

For my quilts I always dry in a tub and do not agitate them much. Then I air dry them flat. I will put utility quilts (bed and throw quilts) in the washer but also dry those flat as well. 

When you lie quilts flat it is easy to kinda block them into shape if they need it.

I guess I will call you once I see what the batting is and know what I am planning on doing with the quilting as well.

I guess the bottom line for me is that my batting never gets put in a dryer when I wash quilts so have never had to deal with shrinkage from batting except for just the water part.

I don't tend to use batting much, I'm always using fleece, even Marion's quilt was backed with fleece.  That was my mistake on that applique one, I treated it like fleece, including the drying.  The one you are doing I definitely would dry it flat so it may be fine.  And since it will be a wall quilt it won't be washed often.


From: Midkid5


Does anyone know the formula to figure what height your cutting table should be at? 

I know what I'm using now is to low and it's causing issues.


Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


My table is at 29" but I do find myself leaning over at a "half bend" so that if I am cutting for a long time, my lower back does feel it.  However, if you bend your elbows at 90°, that's too high!

I found this but I don't agree.  It says the height of your arm when bent, but if mine was that high my shoulders hurt.  Mine is about 3 inches lower.


From: Midkid5


Thanks Dee,

In the link it mentioned ironing board heights, I can iron for hours without issues.  My cutting table is at 29" and Ironing board at 35" so now I have a good idea how high my cutting table should be. 



From: latterberry


What a darling little apron!


From: bornblesse2


Thanks Lynn.  I wore it to work yesterday and it worked great!  I even wore my red sewing machine earrings to go with! Lol

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)


bornblesse2 said: I made a sewing themed one!

Cute!  Great pockets.


From: bornblesse2


I really like how it came out.  Wore it to work the other day and the pockets were just the right size for holding the phone and such....