Thursday, 20 June 2013
I have made a bit more progress with my paper pieced rose which I have decided to make into a cushion (pillow). I made a simple 9 patch for the back of the cushion with some more Simply Colour from my charm pack. These are the pieces which did not make it into my Dresden / Coventry.
I have basted the layers together using my favourite method of big tacking stitches in cheap thread. I have seen lots of debates about pinning versus spray but nobody seems to tack. I have tried pinning but don't like it when I am quilting as they always seem to get in the way. I haven't tried spray as I don't have anywhere I could use this which would not make a sticky mess. Tacking really works for me and I have used it on all my quilts so far.
Does anyone else tack?
Linking with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and Living a Colourful Life Random Thursday.