So on to Pat's UFO Busting Tip #10
Quick Finish Quilt
Pat says For most of my quilting life I have considered what I do to put the 3 layers of a quilt together (the quilting..and could we have NOT found another word for this.. so confusing... but I digress!)
ok.. where was I?
Oh yes... I have always considered that the quilting really enhanced the quilt and I really wanted to add that additional layer of design to the piece.
But sometimes you JUST NEED TO FINISH something...
Like a baby quilt
A Lap quilt
Even a BED quilt
Clamp that minkee/fleece baking to your basting table
I have owned these "Cheap-o" clamps for 100 yrs..
seriously.. 100 yrs
Just be sure you can OPEN them WIDE enough for the edge of your table
Lay the TOP on the backing right side up
Baste in your usual manner.. I adore pins... and my kwik klip (get it here)!
Ready to quilt?
This is the grid I'm going to do
In the ditch and then an big 'x' through all the blocks
Trim the edge so we can do binding!
Don't forget Pat's tutorial on Binding done by machine (CLICK HERE to my tutorial on machine binding!)
And all done!
I am looking at a LOT of my quilts with fresh eyes...
I can do this grid quickly and the piece is soft and cuddly and
If you can't find this type of backing at your local quilt shop Pat has an option to help, then click HERE to my partner fabric site where they have LOADS of options!
*** So what can YOU Quilt this way???
This was another great tip from Pat on getting a UFO done and out of your pile. I've never used the Minkie or just fleece as a backing before and not used batting. Guess we ARE allowed to think of a quilt in different terms. We don't always have to have 3 different layers to make a quilt.
Only a few more tips left to help us sort those projects.