So in true form I didn't think this out completely before I dived in, but here is what I'm hoping to do ...
I'm making this: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/quick...iny_Tannenbaum
I have the tree pieced and am trying to think about the best way to make a modification I wanted to make: mini LED lights in place of the garland you see in the photo.
Now that I'm really looking at my LED string I'm wondering what the best way is to do this, or if I should just abandon the idea.
I have a string with 20 lights on it but the lights aren't very close together, so it would probably look best if they were just coming up through the seams in each row so the wire could be looped on the back or inside the quilt sandwich. But then, how would you actually quilt it? I think you would have to quilt first then poke the lights through all three layers, but how the heck would you do that without ruining the top with a bunch of holes?
So can this even be done with good results? Or maybe I should just buy some of those garlands and give up on the idea?
Thanks in advance!!