A couple days ago I showed you the fast and easy scrappy quilts that I made for my granddaughters and now I also have one made for my grandson. His quilt is a full size at 81 x 96 and there are 504 blocks on top and also on the bottom. All 3 quilts have been washed and dried so I didn’t take them down by the river for pictures.
Remember I pieced the top and bottom together on the first 2 quilts and then stuffed the polyester batting inside so I could make the quilts fast. Well after they were done I decided it would be nice to put different colors of binding on the quilts to make it easy to tell whose was whose. I am really tickled that I have all 3 quilts finished.
It was very interesting to read everyone’s comments on me using polyester batting in the quilts as I wanted them puffy and warm. All but one of my old quilt had polyester batting in them and have been washed many, many times. Only one quilt has bearding…..pieces of the batting coming through and…..that quilt has some poly/cotton blends in it and also some fabrics where the weave isn’t very tight. I’m not worried about bearding.
The reason I sewed 3 sides together, turned the quilt right side out and then stuffed the batting inside was because I didn’t want to fight stitching the batting to the quilt on my vintage Singer which I used to piece and quilt the quilts.
When I made the full size quilt I decided to only sew the top and bottom together on just one side. Then I slipped the high loft poly batting in between, pinned and then quilted it. I did a free motion quilting doing a serpentine wiggle so I could avoid quilting over the cross seams. These are not perfect quilts…..there is a little tuck here and there but I’m okay with that. I know these will get used a lot.
I really want to try Quilter’s Dream batting and also a wool batting as so many people are very happy with them. I’ll still use Warm & Natural for most of my quilts because honestly……I make a lot of quilts and always buy Warm & Natural by the bolt at 50% off. I don’t want to spend $50 or more for batting for each quilt. I even used odd variegated thread for the quilting and it was a workout quilting the full size quilt with my vintage 15-91 Singer. Thank goodness that sewing machine will go through anything!
Today I am putting on my painting boots…..no photo……I’m off to help Builder Bob on his job and today we paint walls………..I would rather quilt.