loops on bottom/top
tearing the top/backing
knocking out the timing
My all time favorite is ........ are you ready ...........
quilting in pins ....... yep you got it and I did it ...... not one, not two but FIVE
I'm a pantograph girl ..... I have a huge stock of pantographs. I've only quilted one quilt in 6yrs that I would consider custom ... it was a going away gift .... it's HERE
So I have these two (2) Stacked Coins to quilt. I decide to quilt them at the same time on Prince Charming. I piece the one backing in the four patch pattern and the other backing is a school of fish. Of course, when you do this and using a pantograph it has to be the same pantograph for both. I tried one time using two different pantographs and let me tell you .... that was a mistake.
From the back .......
This is one of my absolute favorite pantographs .... Ebb & Flow by Lorien Quilting. It can take on many designs .... flowing water, wind, waving flag and etc. Now you're asking yourself what is that ruler and envelope for ........ that tells me where one quilt ends and the other one starts ... smart I am (well sometimes).
See what a nice pattern it makes on the quilt. This pattern is so flowing .... like slow dancing.
Now my Prince Charming has the "M" bobbin. Don't know what an "M" bobbin is .... well it's almost heaven. The "M" holds 3-4 times more thread than the standard "L" bobbin. I love my "M". Now both of these quilts were 44inches x 54inches .... times two equals 88 by 108 ..... pretty big. I ran out of bobbin thread with 1 row to go .... can you believe it.
Can you see where I restarted ........
While removing the pins from the zipper I stuck myself ....... what I say ........ Oh my gosh I can't believe it I've stitched in a pin .... what now??? Oh no I scream ... there are five (5) yes five pins quilted into the quilt.
Here are the five (5) pins. I use corsage pins to pin to my leaders.