A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.
I have this one on the machine. It’s a me quilt from way, way, way back. I think sometime in the 60’s from the tag on the bag it came in. The kit cost $3 back then. Two side pieces with the scallop edges were lost long ago. It will have two sides scalloped and two sides straight.
I’m following the original pre marked quilting design lines. I don’t believe the markings will wash out of the top. I’ll give it a try though. Had I thought of it before I started…. I could have used blue thread to match the marking lines. At least they wouldn’t have been so visible.
I’m using wool batting in this one. I’ve not used wool before…. I like it! It costs more but gives a really nice look to the quilting designs.
This is the remains of the bag and kit it came from. The binding is 1 inch folded bias tape. It finishes at 1/4 inch. Should be interesting to try putting it on. I haven’t used narrow binding or done hand binding in years.
Ok, this tooth is really hurting now…. time for pain meds.