If you are like me, your quilt room isn’t automatically set up to quilt. I have some quilting preparations I have to go through, and I thought it would bring a smile to your day to share with you.
The Things We do to Quilt
- Wrestle with sewing cabinets.
- Move furniture around, and then put it back the way it was.
- Adjust everything until it is just right.
And that isn’t even the half of it. What about all the stuff you have to do to the quilt to get it ready for quilting? I mean, this quilt looks nice, and if you are a quilter, you know it didn’t just magically get this smooth.
I spent a good hour putting spray adhesive on the backing and the quilt top. It was quite funny actually. I had two mostly empty cans of spray adhesive. I thought, I can make this work. I’m not sure if it was because they were nearly empty or if they were old, but they both started spitting at me. I had glue all over my hands. Not pretty. I found a third can in the cupboard and that worked fine.
I only had scraps of batting left. Getting it to fit was like playing Tetris, only not as fun. I had to do that a couple times before it was right. Fun right? My boys had a good time watching me crawl all over the floor, I’m sure.
One of the things I have to do when machine quilting is pull the cabinet away from the wall so I can lift up the back table leaf. I love that the cabinet has this feature, I just don’t use it that much.
This is the Fleet and Flourish Jelly Roll Inspiration quilt that I started in February. I am so excited to see how this looks when I ‘m done. So far the stabilizing is done, and I’m getting ready to finish it with an overall meandering pattern. I hope all my patchwork batting and spray adhesive holds!
Enjoy the show.