Friday, 11 April 2014
Free Motion Quilting on Tweed
This is the first project using the tweed offcuts I received last week. I have promised my husband a cushion, using the plain tweeds, which are especially thick and felty.
The first stage was joining the pieces, using a strip of cotton print as binding. The idea is similar to the method for joining quilted blocks in the quilt as you go method - except that only the top strip is needed. This way the tweed lies edge to edge, so the seam has no bulk.
Then I pinned on a piece of muslin as backing and started the free motion oak leaves.
They are rough and ready, but this is a bloke's cushion.
The whole idea might sound a bit barmy, but it is turning out fairly well so far. It has been a lark doing free motion quilting without wadding and with no gloves.
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