Quilting with Golden Threads
So we found out what happened to the bus from the Rosemont trip… it was a bad fuel sensor.
So in the class I took for my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen at a LQS, I learned how they used Golden Threads to put a panto on the quilt. I’ve been seeing lots of smaller stipple on Civil War Style quilts and decided to try it on BlueBerry Muffins that I did for Jo’s Little Women last month.
I picked out a smaller sample online and enlarged it on my printer, so the repeat was 2.5″…not much larger than the original as you can see each repeat was about 2″ and just to note the quilt is only about 17″ by 24″.
I then got my quilt out and decided which way I wanted to put the panto on. I decided to go across the short side.
There are two sizes of Golden Threads, so either really would’ve worked. Really it’s up to you. I decided to just use the shorter and as you can see I cut a few pieces to length.
I then taped down the repeats so that they flowed continuously on my table. By the way – this is a Tracey’s Table. This is their cutting table.
I then used a marker and started tracing. I did the first two repeats on one side.
Then I moved to the other side and put two more repeats on it.
I laid the quilt out and figured where my first pass would go and pinned the bottom. I then used sitcky dots to hold the paper down. I think this worked ok, but it did gum up the needle and as I was quilting it caused a few skipped stitches. I did end up changing my needle to a size 16 and continued, but I may have to re-think the sticky dots.
Then I stared right below where I left off again on the left. Always moving in the same direction. As you can see the paper does go all the way to the end, so the last inch I winged it. I thought by the trim I drew it all out and sewed it all out, I was ok to wing this simple design.
So this picture now shows it’s totally done with all the paper on. I think I like to pull the paper off as I go, but this is how it looks before the paper comes off. It comes off easy, but with this heavy quilting, not as easy as with the heart motif.
I have the binding on and will work on getting it sewed down tonight.
Let me know if you have any questions…I will try to answer them.