Hello. New here, and new to quilting.
I am in the mental exercise phase of starting a project that I'm pretty sure is going to involve learning to quilt.
A little back story. My husband and I have decided to redo the soft furnishings in our bedroom. We really want the curtains to match the bed covering, including throw pillows, bedskirt and shams. Initially we looked into what was available commercially and were less than thrilled with the offerings, so we decided that I would make it all myself (and probably spend a lot more money, but at least it would match our style).
Here's the hard part, and let me see if I can explain this properly.
For the comforter (using that term lightly) we are wanted a solid, single piece plus a relatively thin border. These first two sections will cover the whole top of the mattress with about an inch overhang (maybe more, haven't decided on actual dimensions other than finished size). Two more borders around three sides, plus full binding will constitute the "drop". After careful consideration we want to use Quilter's Dream wool batting. The problem is, I don't really want the amount of quilting (tied or stitched) that this batting requires. What I'd really like to be able to do is is just stitch in the ditch of the border seams. So, I was thinking, could I sandwich the batting with something like muslin, quilt that as required but do not finish it, then take this sandwich and place "fashion" top and backing, stitch in the ditch and bind as usual, thereby creating a kind of permanent duvet?
Would that work? I'd been doing all the sewing on a domestic machine (or maybe do the quilting by hand).