I am new to quilting and to the forum, and I have a question. I have been trying to find the answer to no avail, so I would be extra grateful if anyone can help.
I am making a quilt that will go on the floor of a "reading" corner for my son. Its my first quilt and I am doing it in a quilt class.
The cloth is cotton and most of the pieces are big. (60cm x 20 cm)
I wanted to do a zigzag steam on the borders of the pieces, to protect the cloth from loosing threads, but the teacher instructed me NOT to do so at all. (she says it will change the shape of the pieces. I tend to agree)
I am worried that the fabric will loose threads very fast. (its already beginning to do so, and I have not sewn anything yet. ) So I am wondering if there is a way to prevent this from happening OR if it would be ok to do the zig zaf steam on the back of the quilt´s top AFTER all the pieces are sewn together.