Sooner or later this year I'm going to make my sister a king size quilt for her bed. I'm going to use a low or medium loft cotton/poly blend for the batting, and I decided to make life easier on me by tying it. That way I won't have to wrestle it through my machine and it will be "soft" enough for her bed.
So my question to all you smart people on this board: how? I've never tied a quilt. What do I use? How closely together does it need to be tied? And is this a good idea?