Posted September 4th, 2012 in What's New
Well, how is it going??? Anyone ready for the next part? I hope I get to see the pictures when your done.
Hopefully you’ve completed sewing together your squares and the top border. Yours might be bigger or smaller depending on what size your making. This is my second bag remember. The kit you ordered from me will be the bigger one.
Let’s do some quilting. First we need to mark our quilting lines and baste our layers together. There are different ways to do this. I use an adhesive spray to baste my little quilts and bags. Then I do the marking. Again, lots of different ways to do this. I do it two different ways. I use the 1/4″ tape and mark or I use the pens that disappear to mark my lines with. I love doing cross hatching. I think it looks so good. And the closer you quilt the better I think. It just takes more time.
Ok, so cut two pieces of batting. One for your front and one for your back. Cut them a little larger than the bag pieces. Here’s how I spray. I lay the piece just like you see it here on top of the batting. I lift up the lower edge of the bag piece, spray lightly. Lay the top back down and smooth it out. Flip it around and lift the other end up, spray and smooth. Now that piece is basted. Just spray lightly. You don’t need to soak it.
If your going to mark or tape on the diagonal, lay your ruler just like I have mine. At an angle. Mark or lay the tape along the ruler edge. Move the ruler over and do it again. I did mine about every 1 inch I think it was.
Here’s what mine looks like all marked. Then you will sew with matching thread on your marked line or next to your tape line. I didn’t quilt along the top border. You can if you like.
Now we can add our rick rack at the top. Speaking of that I’m waiting on mine to arrive so I can get your kits out. I’m hoping they hurry!!! You can put it on the front and the back or just the front. Sometimes I just add it to the front because that’s the side that usually is showing.
Just sew right down the middle. With black thread of course.
Ok, this is what you should have so far. A front and a back that are quilted. Get busy and I’ll be back with the next steps.