Monday, November 19, 2012
Life's a Beach!
One thing that I absolutely hated about quilting this quilt was the backing and the white on white fabrics. Because the backing was super tight crisp weave muslin combined with a thick rubber feel in areas of the white on white on the top it created what I think looks like preforated stitches on the backing. You can also visibly see that the stitches aren't as nice on the top when they go through the areas of the white "rubbery" feeling flowers. I consulted with my longarm group for suggestions and was told perhaps a smaller needle changing it often. They also said as for the preforated backing that a light misting of a spray bottle or very light steam ironing would help close them.
So then this tight weave backing got me thinking about those who use sheets for backing. I'm guessing not only cotton quality is in question but what about that thread count!