Sunday, December 11, 2011

tying a quilt?

Do you ever tie your quilts to finish them up?  Carla suggested we start tying some of the quilt tops we have because we just are not able to keep up with all of our quilt makers.  She has a huge pile of tops and so do I.  So, today at our Binky Patrol meeting we are going to be tying as many quilts as we possibly can.  I am bringing 31 tops, backing fabric and batting.  Let's see how many we can get done.  I got this small quilt (42x60) sewn in about 30 minutes to use as an example for todays meeting.  The trouble is, I don't think I would be able to do another one because my thumb hurts on my right hand from pulling the needle through the fabric.  I'm going to try with embroidery floss for the next one because it was pretty hard to pull the cotton yarn through the fabric, especially on the solid blue squares.  I think those are made from sheets and you know how dense the fabric can be sometimes from sheets.

If we can bust through a bunch of these quilts today, I think this will be a great way to catch up on the quilt tops we have piled up and get more quilts into the hands of kids :)

1 comment:

girlsmama said...

If you pick up some rubber finger tip covers, like what they use at the post office, most office supply stores carry them, it makes it so much easier to pull the needles through. It has little grippy dots on it. Saves your fingers! Good luck!