|Eddy likes to help|
|My Ironing station.|
|Backing and the batting.|
|Smooth everything and give it a good press.|
|I like to slide my little mat underneath to make pinning easier.|
|I love this tool for closing the pins.|
|After I pin what has been pressed, I slide it over, smooth|
|Then the batting and the top and press again.|
|The last section. Make sure to take the mat out after you pin|
each section, you do not want to iron with it underneath the quilt.
|I like to use a larger stitch length for machine quilting,.|
|I keep a sample piece handy to test the stitch and tensions.|
|My hokey set up to boost up the quilt.|
|Rolled up and ready to go.|
|My favorite, wiggle quilting.|
|Both directions finished.|
|The finished baby quilt!|
I found that this method works best for me. Pressing the layers seems to make them stick together a bit better. I found that my sewing room was so crowded with the big ironing board in there and I mostly just used it to press a few seams. So I took the big board out and set up a small ironing mat on my table. I put the big board in the linen closet. So when I need to iron yardage or big stuff, I just pull it out of the closet and set it up in the hallway. It makes much better use of my sewing studio.
For simple quilts I like to use variations of my wiggle quilting. You can do gentle curves with a walking foot and going edge to edge, no threads to tuck in!
The baby quilt was finished in time for the arrival of our newest grandson, Scott! He is so sweet!
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