Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quilt Sandwich Issues

Maybe I was in a hurry and I didn't pay attention enough.  Maybe the top shifted while pinning it.  Or maybe, I didn't pin it on a large enough surface and let the wall hanging drape over the edges.  Whatever the reason, I ran into two major issues when preparing the Lotta Love quilt sandwich.  Because I did not want to take out all the pins and start from the beginning again, I'll share how I fixed not having enough batting and having a too short quilt backing on my quilt sandwich.

Once I was 95% complete in pinning my Lotta Love wall hanging, I found out that the top of the quilt did not have enough batting nor enough backing to cover the top.  Don't you hate when that happens.

For batting that was a little too short.  All I needed was a small piece of batting to cover the gap.  I cut the piece to fit and butt it up against the existing batting.  I used my roll of "Heat Press Batting Together" tape.  It works like a charm when joining batting pieces.  I like to use a piece on both the top and bottom.  If you want to learn more about this great tool, I did a review here.

On the backing that was too short, I simply sewed on an addition piece of backing and ironed it.  I took out enough pins to sew the strip of fabric to the existing backing.

Once I completed these two steps, I could finish pinning my Lotta Love quilt and now I work on quilting it.  I am going to be brave and free motion quilt it using swirls and hearts.
Thanks for stopping by!  

1 comment:

  1. Your quilt is a beauty! I ran short of batting once and pieced it, but haven't had a backing problem~ yet! Thanks for the tip! :-) Have a happy day!