The equipment that I found indispensable was
- a rotary cutter (you need perfectly straight lines for a quilt and scissors just won't do it)
- a walking foot for my sewing machine. It has feed dogs on the foot so that the top and bottom layers of the quilt feed through at the same rate and don't get moved around or bunched up.
- 505 Temporary Spray Adhesive. This stuff is incredible. Instead of basting a quilt with safety pins, buy a can of this stuff, it works perfectly.
|That's Andy behind there. I couldn't get a decent picture of it spread out on the floor so he's holding it up for me.|
|I went for straight line quilting on this one, but for the next one I think I'll try free motion. I prefer the look of it.|
|This took so long to do, but it was really worth it. It made the whole project look a lot more personal.|
|I chose pinks and blues because the 45th anniversary is sapphire|