March 17, 2016

Custom Quilting for Joyce

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This week I quilted this queen quilt for Joyce in an large allover meandering stitch in variegated Gutermann thread.  I was not thrilled to be using cotton thread in Mrs.Singer again since the cotton Aurifil I have tried in the past was a disaster with constant lint build-up.  I couldn't find a polyester thread that blended well, so cotton it was.  The Gutermann cotton thread performed just fine, and Mrs.Singer had no hiccups!


It is a pleasure to quilt for Joyce since her quilt tops lie flat, are square, and she removes all threads and strings.  She wanted the meander to be as big as possible, and this is it.  Going any bigger becomes a real problem near the end of the quilt when the bulk of the completed quilt on the front rail takes up more throat space on Mrs.Singer.  Now don't get your thread in a twist, Mrs.Singer, I love you dearly smaller throat and all!


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8 comments :

Jasmine said...

Beautiful! Glad you were able to find a thread that worked on the quilt and in your machine.

Shannon said...

Your quilting looks great especially since you have a small throat space!

Ali Honey said...

I love Joyce's quilt. The colours are beautiful. Well done with your quilting for her. I love Gutterman Cotton for quilting - it's all I ever use.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

I have such a hard time doing big meanders. I don't know why, but they always turn out small. Yours are just lovely. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

AlidaP said...

Beautiful! I really like big meander! you did a great job, thanks for sharing!

ValerieKat said...

Aurifil IS linty isn't it?

TheEclecticAbuela said...

I like a large meander--the quilt always feels softer to me that way.

Susan said...

Nice job! Glad you found a thread that worked, in many ways, for you. Guess that's why there's such a selection out there.