Tag: Wadding

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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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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…

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In this second installment of The Ultimate Wadding Guide I will be discussing the different materials used in the amazing array of waddings that are available to us. In order to help you decide which material is perfect for your project, I will be looking at the pro’s and con’s of each material, splitting them…

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Well, it is April already! This month I have decided to use the fabric that I made when testing the Twisted Pinwheel Template by ‘Crafty-UK’ for the Product Review. Requirements: Front Fabric with the Twisted Pinwheel design 18″ x 18″                               …

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Wadding – it’s the bit you don’t see, but your choice of wadding for your patchwork project can have a big impact on how it finally looks when quilted and then as it is washed over time. When you have spent hours selecting the fabrics and weeks (or months.. maybe years..) constructing the quilt, it…

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I like using every little last bit of things I have; I find it difficult to throw away the tiniest of scraps, ends of threads, snippets of bondaweb batting and the offcuts of wadding – to mention just a few of my hoarding obsessions. As regards the wadding, I have plans of sewing pieces together…

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On a rather dull and wet Saturday in February, I set of with a car full of ladies to Fremingtom, North Devon. Why you might ask, Well Crosspatch Quilters were hosting a Doughty’s Fabric Roadshow. Crosspatch Quilters have been meeting in North Devon for over 30 years and have around 36 active members at present.…