I'm not very experienced as a quilter and want to make a Sunbonnet Sue quilt. I'm using an old block from an aunt (now deceased) as a pattern. She turned under the edges with a running stitch then used what I call a buttonhole stitch to applique it to the block, which made it quite decorative. She used two strands of thread and I'm not sure, but thinking it might be embroidery thread. Would that be the best to use?
Also, this block doesn't have any "hands" and I have another pattern that does, but they're awfully small and curved to have to turn under the edge. Somewhere in my memory I have seen a Sunbonnet quilt where the "hands" were a folded square piece of flesh-colored fabric. Can anyone enlighten me on this?
Thanks for all your good comments; I've learned a lot in the past few weeks.