Saturday, 21 September 2013

Applying borders - day two Beginners class

Another exciting day at Wellington Sewing Services. Attaching borders to quilt centres - ready for machine quilting.  Very industrious.
Quilt centre - queen size
quilt centre lap quilt size

quilt centre cot size

piano key border on lap quilt size
piano key border

Clover chalk marker - very easy to use.  This quilt is being backed with polar fleece.
 Note - if using polar fleece for backing you don't really need to insert batting.  However it is recommended to wash fleece first.  Makes for a cuddly quilt.  Diagonal grid quilting hides  imperfect block joins.  However it must be said that these ladies were pretty spot on using the double pin seam method mentioned in previous post (June 2013).
Now back to my couple of new projects.  Will show these in the next coming months.
Happy quilting Shirls

Friday, 13 September 2013

Update on last weeks beginners class

I love the enthusiasm of ladies learning to patchwork for the first time and their fabric choices.