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Boyden, IA 51234
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Tips and Suggestions
Adding Borders to your Quilt
Click here for a simple diagram showing how avoid wavy borders.
Preparing your Quilt
Choosing BattingI prefer that you use the batting that I carry--I buy batting by the roll which lays very flat when I load it on the machine. The individual packaged battings are often difficult to work with. They are rolled up & folded many times & are very wrinkled when taken out of the bag. (One exception is the Quilter’s Dream battings--they come out of the package without wrinkles or folds & I am happy to use any QD product you bring along with your quilt.)
If your quilt requires any stitch-in-the-ditch, please choose a low-loft batting. Quilter’s Dream Cotton or Dream Poly are both excellent choices for this type of quilting. Batting with a high loft can be too thick for dense quilting. I can assist you in choosing the best batting for your quilt.
Also think about shrinkage when choosing your batting--most cotton or cotton blends will shrink 3-5% when washed. Quilter’s Dream Cotton is labeled as having 1% shrinkage, and polyester battings have no shrinkage.