Victorian Sweatshop Forum
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics

  Author   Comment  
Mrs. D

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member
Posts: 981
Reply with quote  #1 
This weekend, I added some borders to the Vintage Log Cabin Quilt (pictured blow, lower left). 
My goal is to make it a standard queen size.  The person who constructed the quilt top back in the day--made the quilt 20 inches longer than its width.  Some deconstruction required.

I found the five vintage quilts at a church sale last August 2018, and my goal is to get these old things long arm quilted.  
vintage quilt tops.jpg
Note: the vintage log cabin quilt blocks are lumpy, bumpy.  I wouldn't say they were sewn real carelessly, but perhaps the strips were prepared (cut) with a pair of scissors?  Lumpy, bumpy  will be FUN to long arm quilt!   

I'll get it loaded on the quilt frame today.  Wondering if I should use a thicker 100% polyester batting instead of the Hobbs 80/20?  I don't really care for a thicker 100% polyester batting, but I do have one on hand.  Will a thicker batting help me navigate the lumpy blocks easier, or will it cause more problems?  

I'll post photos later of long arm quilting.  I will not be posting photos of tearing my hair out.  

Will someone start a chit-chat, "Show us your New Year's FACE?"  I have a silly selfie, but I don't want to be the first and only person to post one.  You go first, ok?

Mrs. D - Wisconsin

Posts: 40
Reply with quote  #2 
I dont long arm, but I have found a thicker bat is helpful in quilting a top filled with hills and dales. the poly seems to spring up and even things up. I quilt on an industrial treadle, whose number is currently slipping my mind.I also tend to quilt not so flat tops a little less densely. Laura
Previous Topic | Next Topic

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.