Tag: Wadding

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There are so many different waddings out there it’s no wonder we get confused about what is best to use. So many choices, personal preferences, cost, best for the planet. Well, good news this Vlieseline ECO 150 Wadding is the first 100% biodegradable wadding on the market, and I’m delighted to be reviewing it courtesy…

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I had to join some strips of wadding together to make a big enough piece for a quilt top I had just finished and I thought I would take some photos to show how I went about it. There are lots of different ways to join your wadding bits together, but this is how I…

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The Dark Side – What is this mystical Dark Side and why do we want to go there? I’m sure you have heard of the particular space film legacy where the “Dark Side” is of such importance. At Strictly Quilting headquarters it is a well loved favourite and in patchwork and quilting we have the…

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As a beginner in this wonderful world of patchwork and quilting, you can easily become a little confused with all the terminology and general guidelines that can apply to the many different sections of the craft. Should you wash new fabric? What fabrics can you use? What thread is best for each task? Well, for…

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Vlieseline is more than just sewing! As sustainability is becoming increasingly important, Vlieseline has developed two new thermo-insulating waddings made using 100% recycled polyester: R80 and R 200. These exceptional waddings have a high migration resistance so they will retain their shape and smooth handle, even after washing. They are suitable for use with all…

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A quilt is made up of three layers – the top (which may be wholecloth, pieced or appliqued), the wadding and the backing. These three layers are held together by the decorative quilting stitches. It’s important that the layers don’t shift around during the quilting process, as this will result in puckers on either the…

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Vlieseline are committed to reducing carbon footprint, offering products made from plastic bottles and other recycled polyester materials. There are many positive reasons for reducing consumption of new and precious raw materials and Vlieseline are able to do this without compromising on the superior quality they are renowned for. Optimising environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and…

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How do you start hand quilting? This webpage will discuss the types of wadding (batting in the USA) that you will need. The thickness and the density of the wadding makes an enormous difference to the ease of the quilting, and also to the finished appearance. Feathered heart design using high loft wool wadding Feathered…

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I have made several Thread Catchers over the past years and non of them have been that successful. When I saw this idea on the main Facebook page, I just had to make one….. it is really cheap, and easy to make and it works!   I asked Yvonne Kearton if I could ‘steal’ her…

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CAMDEN BOWL A great way of using all those narrow pieces of wadding that you have left over when you are sandwiching a quilt. My Bowl has a circular base with a diameter of 7inches. But you can make it smaller or larger and elliptical rather than round. For this Bowl you will need 6…

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  Wadding comes in all shapes and sizes; by the roll, by the metre, pre-cut, cot, queen, king… In this post I am breaking it all down to help ensure you get the correct sized wadding (or batting to those from the US) for your project. I will look at how to work out how…

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This ‘Sew Simple Super-Soft Polyester’ comes pre-packed in quite useful sizes including Queen, Twin and also in Three Metre lengths. My package, described as ‘Baby Size’, is 114 x 152 cms or 45 x 60 inches. I measured it, just to check, and sure enough the sizing is generous.   Intelligentmother.com advises that a crib…