Thursday, December 5, 2013
I don't have money or quilting supplies to waste so I didn't want to use any of my 'good stuff' but I do need to practice on fabric of some sort. I have a huge hunk of white cotton sheeting that I received from my MIL that is many years old and it is discoloured and stained and is not really usable for a quilt...but it is perfect to practice on.
I ripped some strips that were probably about 24" x whatever the the width of the fabric was and loaded it onto the frame. I used narrow strips and hunks and chunks of leftover batting pieces and just laid them onto the backing and then covered it with another piece of white fabric and it worked really well.
Instead of loading empty bobbins with new thread I used up bobbins that were partially filled with leftover bits of different colours of thread. There was an annoyance factor in that I had to keep changing bobbins but I did manage to empty quite a few of them - I feel so virtuous!