But from now on I'll pay more attention to the quality and the thinness of the batting.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Quilt vs Comforter
Ask me if I know the difference between a quilt and a comforter. Well, I do now. When I put this quilt top and batting together with the backing fabric I thought I was assembling a quilt. When I loaded it on to the Ulmer quilting frame I thought I was making a quilt. When I threaded the #10 needle and made my first stab, I was still thinking I was making a quilt. When I tried to put two quilt stitches on the needle I began to have some doubts. When I looked at the "quilting" after several squares were quilted somewhat "in-the-ditch" I knew I was not making a quilt - I was making a comforter. You see, the batting that I choose was an old piece left over from who knows what. You might be able to see in the photo that the batting was way too thick. The stitches cannot be very close together. And you cannot believe how "puffy" this lap comforter is. If I ever finish this "lap comforter", it will be warm.