Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Flower Garden Makeover
You may remember this flower garden quilt that I made awhile ago. I thought I was finished with it. The little quiltlets had been quilted with just batting, no backing, so that when I put them on the big quilted background they just stuck. I then pinned them down and sewed around the outside of each one with a straight machine stitch. I thought it looked great. But as I took it to a couple of quilt groups for show and tell and rolled it around the pool noodle for transport, the little quiltlets started to sag. I couldn't have them sagging while hanging at a show. Hey, there's enough sagging going on around here, I don't need saggy quilts, too, so I spent two nights of TV time unpicking the stitches and removing them. It really wasn't too much of a job.
Today I will fuse each little quilt back onto the background and stitch them on again. Hmm, do you think fusible would work on my sags?