This pink and purple baby quilt has been sewn on whole generations of sewing machines ---
The pink bonus triangles were sewn by treadle while I worked on my Sister’s Choice quilt Re-Do. The purple bonus triangles came from the borders of Lazy Sunday, who knows how many machines that one was sewn on, I can’t think back that far! I do know the pieces for Lazy Sunday traveled with me in zip lock baggies and was sewn on borrowed machines during my travels in between working on it at home.
I assembled the blocks and set them with sashings on my Singer 301A at the cabin.
And last night I sewed the borders on by treadle while watching Doc Martin:
Putting on the borders!
But this morning I decided to skip decades and put those batting pieces Id been moaning about to good use. Piecing batting for a baby quilt is a SMALL job, and only makes a small dent in the batting bin, but I still feel good about it.
I needed a Zig-Zag Machine!
I pulled out my aqua two-toned Necchi Supernova Ultra to do the job. She is such a smooth stitcher, and check out that round needle plate…cool beans!
Several columns of scrap batting just waiting to be joined!
I like to piece in columns, it makes it really easy to build a batting this way. If a column is too short, just add some more to the length, if the column is too long, whack it off!
Zig Zagging columns together!
Put the machine on the widest zig zag and use your longest stitch length. I over-lap the edges about 1/8” just to be sure I am not getting any gaps and away I go. I honestly can zig zag a seam about as fast as I could iron down fusible tape. And I’d rather spend the money on fabric, than something with glue on it that may discolor my batting or quilt or get crunchy and crackly over time. I’m just not one of those who wants fusible glue in the middle of my quilt.
I made a little video so you can see Sophia the Supernova in action:
Here you can see the stitches at the back of my machine, the stitching smooshes the batting enough that there are no ridges that can be felt once the quilt is quilted.
I’m pairing it with this pink plaid as a backing fabric – it’s JUST big enough!
Next up, the QUILTING!
I am planning on Quilt-Cam tonight at 9pm Eastern. Come to the blog at 9pm and click on the post to view the screen – click the arrow on the screen to start the feed! That’s all there is to it.
You can catch previous archives by clicking the Quilt Cam Tab at the top of the blog, they are all listed there in reverse order, newest sessions at the top of the list!