My batting is always slipping and stretching when I use my regular sewing machine. I’ve tried a walking foot and even lowered my dogs, and still the batting squishes out. I’m only using 2 – 3 layers of fabric. HELP PLEASE! What am I doing wrong?
I was always taught to start quilting in the center of my quilt and work my way out and down, then return to the center of the quilt and repeat in the other in direction. Lately, I’ve come across many ideas that seem to start on the side or mention stabilizing the quilt at key points and then doing what I want, where I want to do it. What’s the scoop?
Hi, I’m wondering about prewashing quilt batting. I come from the garment school of thought where we prewash everything that is washable. I have been prewashing my batting with a gentle rinse, spin, and then dry, but it doesn’t seem like other quilters do this. Are there any cons to this that I don’t know about?
Your quilt batting plays a huge role in its finished appearance. It’s also a big factor in how easily your quilt runs through the machine or how easy or difficult it is to hand-quilt. After all the hard work you’ve put into piecing your quilt top, choosing the right batting is vital. Luckily, our new