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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. Note: t he 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. *** P.S. 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?
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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