Yesterday it was my turn to receive a treat in the mail. And a very yummy one! Check out this doll quilt. For my readers who are not quilters, ‘doll’ quilts are smallish sizes, say fit for a doll. Often they become decorative wall hangings.
[Disclaimer: Mommy makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the models of this website are darling and chic, but can accept no responsibility for omissions, errors or subsequent wardrobe changes. In particular to this post, the hatwear.]
Yes! I am the lucky recipient of this quilt made by Zita of Hungary!! I love its delicious colors. The sewing is so perfectomundo!!! It is beautiful. I’ve already found its home on my hallway wall. This weekend I plan to hang it. Thank you Zita!
Timing is great, cause I am 98% finished with my doll quilt for the same swap. Just have to stitch the label on the backside and in the mail it goes on Saturday!
While I’ve got any quilters’ attention: I have a silly question to ask…
Sorry non-quilters, this is where I’m lost, so you will undoubtedly become lost too!
When I machine quilt free form—what do I do with the trailing thread at the end of a design? I find my top and bottom thread unravels and does not stay secure.
Example: my quilt below, I had a horrible time keeping the free floating leaf stitches in…ended up using my walking foot to backstitch…and this you can see in the stitching. It is not clean and mono stitch like I see in so many other quilts, and like Zita’s!
Should I have had a floating stem that allows me to free form stitch off the edge of the quilt, thereby securing with the binding stitching? What happens if you have an accidental ‘break’ in stitching, in the middle of design? Do you rip out and start over?
Or, is this where “burying threads” come in? I've heard this notion used with hand quilting. Though, once I tried to think it through with a machined piece, but I couldn’t get my head around it.