Hello quilting ladies. I need your collective wisdom.
I'm making an infant car seat canopy for my son. It's 34"x40" and I'm building it loosely on the Super 9 Patch quilt pattern. Since we live in Southern AZ, I obviously can't use any batting, he's gonna choke in his tent if I do.
It's a bit like this, but a pieced top in a dragon theme :
So my top is finished, complete with a mesh roll-up window and a dragon applique. I'm backing it with light muslin so it's as breathable as possible.
My question is, can one FMQ a summer quilt made only of a top and backing? My concern is that if I don't FMQ and just quilt in the ditch, the fabric will be too loose and look like puckered sheets (I have squares that are 9x13). But if I do, I might end up distorting the whole quilt top because there isn't enough weight to hold it together.
What's the consensus on FMQ and summer quilts? Google has been rather useless and my test on scrap fabric is inconclusive at best.