It’s important to think about all parts of your quilt when selecting fabrics for your quilt. For this quilt, the top is a black, red and white and the backing fabric is solid black. Normally with solid black backing fabric I would use Quilter’s Dream Midnight black but the quilt top had white fabric which the black batting would shadow through. So, we used Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton select natural, which can peak through the needle holes. Luckily, it only pokes through a couple of places and after it’s washed should show even less. I love the red thread on the black making this a reversible quilt! The thread is Superior Threads So Fine #50.
Mary has made a fun quilt perfect for the Rosie pantograph and Dream Puff batting. The batting is light and fluffy sure to please the granddaughter recipient. The pantograph is whimsical adding fun designs, lots of stitching without being dense. Quilter’s Dream Puff batting is great for photographs, the designs really pop!
Fun spring colors
Quilt detail front
Rosie detail back
Jill has created a wonderful quilt for her lucky granddaughter using a multitude of fabrics and colors. The center of the block is six little wedges coming together which benefits from the quilting to keep it flat. This very simple design, Wavy Wedges, compliments the quilt and creates a great secondary design, especially from the back.
T-shirt quilts are a great way to commemorate life events or put all those shirts to good use! Here’s a couple awesome t-shirt quilts made by Lauren. Notice the sashing detail that really sets off the t-shirts. She did a wonderful job stabilizing the t-shirt fabric which makes the quilting easier and with better results. My usual approach to quilting the T-shirt quilt is to stitch right through the motifs with a medium to large meander. The quilting adds texture and becomes another element without distracting from the topic of the shirts. The quilting density is even and makes the quilts very usable. The batting is Quilter’s Dream Puff which is light and machine wash and dry.
Sashing with corner details
Meander adds texture with distracting from shirts
Medium large meander
“So, how do you want it quilted?” Should you go for the custom quilting or the economical edge to edge quilting? Sometimes it’s the quilts decision! Here are 2 quilts from the same customer using the same fabrics, same batting and about the same size. One quilt is custom, one quilt is E2E and when you look at the pictures you’ll see why. The overall quilting adds texture and detail and is the best quilting option for quilt 1. The custom quilting with border, block, sashing and background fill designs, along with 3 different thread choices really makes this quilt stand out, making it the best option for quilt 2.