I'm still getting in and catching up with a pile of work I left last week, including taxes (uggh) and hopefully will find some time today to get into my sewing room and clean it up enough to FIND my table underneath.
But yesterday I had a wonderful chat with Pat Sloan on her American Patchwork and Quilting Radio Show all about batting and how much this effects your finished quilt. You can listen to the broadcast right here anytime!
But the coolest thing was the quilt wasn't stiff. It was super soft!
What was the secret? The batting!
So don't ever feel like you must quilt super big on a wide scale (which can feel very difficult on a domestic sewing machine). Go on ahead and quilt densely, get as many repetitions as you can within the space you're working with, and just be sure to use a batting that will take all that thread, suck it up, wrinkle into a soft rasin-like texture around it, and still be cuddly in the end!
And how to you KNOW what battings will do this? Test it!
Anyway, all this and more is in my chat with Pat, so definitely check out the podcast and listen in.
Let's go quilt,