A quick post this Wednesday because I’ve been busy (wait for it…) QUILTING! After getting the flannel dutch pinwheel quilt for my new niece Olivia pin-basted this weekend, I went into a minor tizzy over what weight thread to use for the quilting. In between reading other blogs re: 40wt vs 50wt, I got the binding made for the quilt:
In <somewhat> related news, I ordered a small flathead screwdriver exclusively for my sewing machine. After struggling to use Mr QQ’s normal/long one to put the walking foot on my machine, I realized it was time to invest in a $2.41 screwdriver from Amazon…It may seem inconsequential, but y’all – it really made me feel like a real, true, dedicated quilter. It’s the small (see what I did there?) things in life!
After practicing on some scraps, I couldn’t wait any longer and got cracking on the quilting this Monday. I am definitely learning some things as I go – lengthen the stitch length, go slower, & let the walking foot do the fabric grabbing – to name a few. Unfortunately, I can’t really rip out any stitching because the flannels are very fragile. Maybe it’s a good thing though. Don’t sweat the small stuff and keep things in perspective.
Plus, if there are no mistakes, people may not know it’s homemade – right? Right! Also, I hear washing the finished quilt hides 1,000 flaws 🙂
Ever worked with flannels? So soft but so fragile – any tips appreciated! Still looking for thoughts on machine quilting with 40wt vs 50wt if you have any…
Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday