Tuesday 1 March 2016
Ever versatile clothes pegs have come to my rescue in the past few days. I have assembled a large quilt using the Quilt As You Go method, making full use of pegs when attaching large heavy sections. I put pegs at the edge when doing the second line of stitching to the top binding, and for extra firmness put a line of curved safety pins a couple of inches in from the edge to keep the quilted panels from shifting.
Managing the weight of the work was then a whole lot easier when using the machine.
Later on, when all the panels were assembled and it was time to bind the quilt, I had about 24 feet of binding to contend with. Rather than have the binding dragging along the floor, fraying and wrapping itself around my feet, which is what I usually do, I decided to be sensible and use a peg to make a neat bundle. It was easy to keep the bundle on my lap and undo a couple of feet at a time as I needed it.
How ugly is that brown and cream stuff? I can't believe I have finally used it.
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