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    Super Member meyert's Avatar
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    what do you guys think?

    I saw this tutorial some time ago and I really want to try it because its so different

    http://www.2littlehooligans.com/2011...ovey-tutorial/

    My question is about batting. This tutorial doesn't use batting, but if I wanted to use batting do you think I could? They just show quilting along the lengths of the strips - I get that so the ruffles are not lost

    Do you guys think that would be enough quilting for batting? I have Hobbs 80/20 and Warm and White but the quilting instructions on these make me feel like it would not be enough quilting

    I would make mine bigger than hers. More like 40" x 45ish

    What do you guys think?

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    What a cute quilt! The strips are cut 3", so they would finish at 2 1/2". I think that would be plenty of quilting. Go for it!
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    I don't see why not. Check this blog...not quite the same but it might give
    you some tips on how to proceed.
    http://funoldhag-carol.blogspot.ca/s...max-results=50

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    ok thanks... I will check out the link

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    I have seen one similar that had a very lightweight batting in it...come to think of it, it may have been flannel. It was still lightweight but heavier than just the cottons. That is a cute pattern. I read the page and found that they were using Minky as the backing. You really wouldn't need any more batting in it if you use Minky. The one I saw was all cotton fabrics.
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    If you use Minky on the back, I wouldn't use any batting at all. Between the Minky and the ruffles it'll be thick and warm enough.

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    I would use Warm and Natural and do a quilt as you go. If you have a ruffler for your machine this could be so quick!

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    Another thought for your quilt with ruffles.

    Sew long tubes and press seam open. Turn right side out and ruffle on center. Attach to the completed quilt top. You wouldn't have any raw edges.

    The pics on the second link look like the ruffle edges were finished using a serger. Perhaps they were even made with a serger.

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    I have never done a quilt as you go... maybe I can try???? not sure will have to think about that

    I have some flannel that I was going to use for the back

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    Lately I've been just using flannel , with no batting, it's not heavy , but is still snugglily, I think I might try this.

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    I really like this. Imagine it with cabbage roses and polka dots, shabby chic all the way.
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    I'm working on a baby blanket now with a gathered strip, and I'm finding it's not as easy as I thought it would be. I'm using a technique where you sew a zig zag over a thicker thread (I'm using perle cotton), which you then use to pull the gather. If you use just regular thread and it breaks part way through the gathering process, you are dead in the water, so to speak.

    I agree with Rhonda K about using a tube so the edges are finished. I will keep that in mind for future use, although I don't see much more gathering in my future
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