NQC LIVE! May 2017

During the May NQC LIVE, Heather Thomas discussed what’s important to include on a quilt label, how to keep your stitch lengths consistent when free motion quilting and what to get a quilter for Mother’s Day.

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19 Responses to “NQC LIVE! May 2017”
  1. KAREN

    Can you spell the batting’s name please. I came in a minute late!

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  2. Janet Roberts

    I am making a T-shirt quilt and they have you put the fusible web a 1/4 inch from edge to make the seam not so bulky, but the edge turns up and stretches then and makes it hard to sew. Any suggestions.

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  3. Timothy Loy

    HI I WAS WANT TO KNOW IF THE THREAD WHEN YOU QUILT THE SAME AS THE QUILT OR WHAT

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  4. Cheryl Postlewait

    What is your opinion of using store bought bias tape for binding. And is there any time this is a good option.

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  5. Pam Armstead

    Would you stitch in the ditch on a log cabin quilt or free design quilt?

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  6. Mary Ann Ray

    I’m 70 and like the other caller, I have a quilt that has been handed down through 5 generations. It was quilted in the mid-to late 1800’s. I know all their names, including the grandmother that quilted it. How do I make sure my descendants know this? Do I label? I’m leary of doing that but can’t think of another way.

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  7. Anne

    Should u always use cotton thread when sewing with cotton material or can you use polyester thread?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Anne,

      I’m of the opinion that cotton thread should be used with cotton fabrics. A good rule is; match the material, natural with natural.

      Enjoy,
      Heather NQC Video Membership

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  8. Lena

    I have pieced a necktie quilt which will only be hung never used on a bed. Should I use a heavy batting? Any suggestions on brand and weights?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Lena,

      Actually, I would use a light weight batting, probably a silk blend. One of my favorites is Orient by Quilter’s Dream. It is a lightweight blend of silk, bamboo, tencel and cotton. You can find it very easily online.

      Thanks,
      Heather NQC Video Membership

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  9. Wanda

    I made a Crown Royal quilt top and was told it would ravel. What would you suggest at this point I should do to keep it from fraying before I quilt it?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Wanda,

      To keep the outer edges from fraying you can run a line of basting stitches around the perimeter of the quilt top, rather than just pin basting the layers. This should help keep it from raveling.

      Cheers,
      Ashley NQC Video Membership

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  10. Pamela Myers

    Hi Heather, welcome from the Gold Coast, Australia. I’m making my first Quilt As You Go quilt, I’ve finished the blocks and understand how to put them together with the sashing, but would like batting behind the sashing and wonder, do you cut the batting larger than the block, or do you add it as an extra when joining the sashing on. Thank you in advance.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Pamela,

      Thanks for the welcome. I haven’t done very many quilt as you go projects, but my opinion is that the fewer small pieces of batting the better. I would make the batting large enough to accommodate the sashing.

      Hope this helps,
      Heather NQC Video Membership

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