OH, the delight of a new project...
I have been thinking and drawing on this new piece of linen for while - it's a gorgeous Madeira tablecloth, about 50 by 50.
so yesterday was the day to sandwich it...
So - I know there are people 'out there' who are still looking for good ways to sandwich quilts for machine quilting - so I'll share how I do it. I should quickly add that I learned a lot of this technique from Cindy Needham, and she teaches it in detail in her first Craftsy class, "Design it, Quilt it"... which I highly recommend !!
So, here we go. I sandwich in my garage on two small tables I bought from Home Depot. (no cars are allowed in my garage !)
Step One: backing; right side down, I put the seam in the middle on this one; I don't always. I believe long-armers like the seam horizontal; on my DSM, it doesn't matter.
I use two layers of batting. First a layer of thin, low loft poly or cotton - I am currently using Quilter's Dream 'request' - then a layer of Hobbs Wool. Only wool gives the look I like. Remember, this is going to be quilted within an inch of its life !
Next we put the linen on top....
Update today: we're off !!!! Sewing away ... I'll keep you up to date as it progresses - this one is going to take a while !
Happy Sunday to all ! There are a few hours of weekend left - enjoy !