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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Hallelujah!

Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 16:11 #121660

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Mine hasn't in 9 months and I used the batting in the wrong direction :roll:

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Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 14:30 #121659

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twiglet wrote:
I used wool for the first time in my Chinese Whispers quilt and afterwards read that it has a direction and can stretch so some use another layer. I think it was Teri Lucas who uses silk as well so that's 3, her quilts are wonderful. I've not seen any blogs from her lately

Eek! Does this mean that my wool-batt-alone quilt is going to stretch while hanging on the wall?!! I was just getting ready to hang it in a nice, dimly lit hallway until I find out whether it will be going to a show, but maybe I should lay it flat on a bed instead??? :shock:


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Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 14:09 #121657

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I layered a thin layer of cotton with wool for a wall size quilt and still haven't finished quilting it--it is very heavy--but the reason I did it was the pros said it keeps the wool from stretching. I used just wool on a bed quilt and loved the look of it--it also is a very heavy quilt. I think I would like to do a whole cloth (that is not queen sized) with wool batting and see if my poor old body can stand the weight of it. Oh, and I have found that the wool does keep the quilt from getting crease lines.
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Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 11:39 #121649

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I think it is, but I don't have enough experience to know if it works. I just follow the advice of the professionals....
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Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 09:52 #121648

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I don't know about waving but I do know the wool's bounce helps prevent fold lines.
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Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 09:44 #121647

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rehak wrote:
I've used wool over cotton for a couple of wallhangings and it worked very well. I did it to improve the stability for hanging.

I'm wondering if this is why show quilters layer. Does this help waving?

I am looking forward to seeing Connie's quilt in Albuquerque in January. The quilting looks better than the original and when you can see it in a photograph, that's saying something!
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Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 07:12 #121644

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I've used wool over cotton for a couple of wallhangings and it worked very well. I did it to improve the stability for hanging. For a bed quilt that will be used, I would use the wool alone since I think the cotton would block the breathability of the wool.
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Re: Hallelujah! 22 Sep 2014 01:14 #121643

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I used wool for the first time in my Chinese Whispers quilt and afterwards read that it has a direction and can stretch so some use another layer. I think it was Teri Lucas who uses silk as well so that's 3, her quilts are wonderful. I've not seen any blogs from her lately

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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 21:34 #121640

I put 2 battings in my BOM2013. I sprayed glue (505) the cotton batting to the backing, to make it as 1 layer, and then used Sharon Shamber's method to baste the remaining layers. This thing is soooooo heavy. This is one of my problems quilting it,since I'm quilting on my home sewing machine. Thank goodness I have 11" at the right of the needle. I don't think I would have been able to quilt it...

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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 21:19 #121639

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twiglet wrote:
Do you use wool alone or another batting under it?

Well, in my vast series of one wool batting quilt (!) I used the wool batt all by itself. I had considered layering it with a cotton batt to make the quilting show up more (I had read about that on somebody's blog), but in the end just used the one. The main reason was that I couldn't figure out how to securely layer it all. I'm very glad I didn't use 2 batts, since the wool was plenty poofy all by itself.

Anyone out there with double batt experience?


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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 19:43 #121636

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Adding another Yes to the wool batting ! :D
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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 16:42 #121626

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Do you use wool alone or another batting under it?

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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 16:01 #121624

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Yep--I love wool batting also!
Connie--Congratulations, your quilt is beautiful!
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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 10:45 #121615

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Congratulations on finishing it. It is beautiful, Connie!


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