Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wish there was a quilt-top marking robot….


I just have the quarter squares and border of the mystery quilt to finish quilting…yep, you guessed it—I have to mark them first. I use a pounce chalk applicator to mark mine with. Make sure to check around for pricing, I found mine cheapest locally. It is not difficult, but it still has to be done. Then I can bind it, wash and it will be ready for use. Since the weather man says we are headed for single digit overnight temperatures, it will be good timing.

And the patchwork pennies...still marking the backs of 2” squares, then I have some 5” ones to do and then that marking task will be done—I use tailors chalk for this task. I usually find it cheapest at Nancy’s Notions…and wait for a sale and buy in bulk, like 3 or 4 boxes at a time.

Once the marking is done I can start sewing this one, trying to decide whether to hoop another before Christmas or not…guess we’ll see when the quilting on the actual mystery quilt gets completed. Also still deciding whether to quilt or tie the flannel quilt…decisions decisions…

Well, back to quilt top marking…