quilting . . . My FAVORITE part!
I have always loved how the quilting on Sunkissed Sally turned out. Random spiraling circles with the centers left untouched. Those center circular blanks really pop out and help to create a softness to the quilt. I wanted to see if I could create the same affect with triangles on "reunion @ midnight".
For a cleaner start on quilting words, bring up your bottom thread, back stitch a few stitches then move along your letter, going back to clip those threads, or for the invisible look, fish them into your quilt. Letters will be more defined if you go over them twice.
If you are using a print font and not cursive, move along the bottom of the letters to the next letter.
Hand sewing the back of the binding gives a classic, finished look. You can skip the clips and pins holding your binding till you have time to sew it down by stitching your binding with the largest stitch your machine provides. It may take you days or weeks before you have some of that precious "hand sewing time" to tackle the back of your binding.
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