Yeah, it’s lovely isn’t it? A piece of mechanically engineered beauty. Not only has the looks but practical too. Makes the proverbial cherry on top of the cake for finishing off clothing. BUT, this gorgeous hunk of metal brings out the worst in me.
I have just spent 15 minutes trying to thread the 4th needle and bugger me, I can’t do it. I even changed my specs to see if it made a difference (well anything is worth a try, surely?). In the end I resorted to profanity and walked away.
If anyone has any top tips for threading a needle when you are myopic and hyperopic, then throw them my way. Otherwise I shall have to buy ear defenders for the children of the house.
Quilting is a technique of padding a fabric. It consists of two layers, with batting between the top and the backing fabric. It is then stitched with decorative designs or threads tied through in order to prevent the batting from shifting. The quilting stitches are spaced with regularity. The multiple lines of a running stitch are done by hand or the use of a sewing machine.
The fabrics used for quilting are pre-washed as well as pressed. The fabrics should be easy to put a needle through. They are lightweight and comfortable. Quilting fabrics for pillows and clothing are very luxurious. They drape and wear beautifully.
Type of Fabrics used for Quilting
Manufacturers for quilts use various types of fabrics such as: