Sunday, 13 April 2014

Tip - quilting with white or light fabrics.

I quilted a wall hanging today which has 1" white strips between each block.  When using a light colour fabric it is important to ensure you iron your seams towards the darker fabric so seams cannot be seen from the front of your finished quilt. 
I forgot another important tip when using white.  Ensure there are no rogue threads sitting behind as these definitely will be seen through the front of your fabric.
you can faintly see a rogue thread at the point of my quick unpick.

this the rogue thread

 You can carefully pull a thread out from the front of a quilt with a needle.  Unfortunately I had to many of these rogue threads so it is much easier to unpick the quilting and start again.

To remove the stitch holes in my backing fabric, I have given it a quick cold water rinse in the washing machine.  For the front of the quilt, I will lightly spray water and iron.

Happy quilting.

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