Saturday, 18 July 2009

Quilting

Reading other peoples blogs, I always think -why do people send their quilts off to be quilted. Admitidly it takes patience to learn to machine quilt. I do mine on a Brother sewing machine , not a top of the range one, and on the kitchen table . perhaps it is cheap in the states, but it is very ,very expensive to have a quilt done in England . Do it yourself and buy more fabric

5 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

I've always wondered the same thing. I do mine using my sewing machine too. Now that I have a quilting frame, I'll use it to do the queen size ones and hand quilt them. It's costly here to have someone quilt them for you too.

Elizabethd said...

I'm going to send mine to you to quilt!!
I think your memory quilt may date from the 60s, the fabric brings back memories of those years.

solomi558 said...

To me the all important part of quilting is using the right batting for the job . On the donated quilt I used batting that I had puchased for wall hangings, beautiful stuff,It quilted on the machine like a dream. and the back is as flat as can be. If I can purchase more I will stick with it.

solomi558 said...

The blue quilt that sometimes shows up as a thumbnail (Judy Martin ,big bears log cabin) went back to Bristol with my son David as a charity quilt

Serena said...

I quilt entirely by hand and have never sent anything off, except for what I thought was a QOV for troops because they request to have it longarmed for durability. I guess there are many people who enjoy piecing but not quilting or design better than quilting. I still prefer that my quilt hold me in it unless there is a particular reason for me to think having it machine or longarmed would improve it somehow.