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Dsc07898Favorite tool

This is one of my favorite tools…
It’s an old grapefruit spoon that one of my students gave me…
It works an absolute treat.
I place the pins in the quilt, leave them open, then go back and close them putting the sharp end of the safety pin into the deep bowl of the spoon. The cerated edges hold the pin secure….!!!!

Which side of the batting do you face toward the quilt top?

I use warm and natural batting for my wall quilts, it is peppered with tiny plant particles that give Warm & Natural its character.
The side with "flecks" (plant and leaf particles) is the top side. The whiter side is the bottom side.
It’s 100% cotton and the fibers are punched with hundreds of needles into a strong, thin base material to prevent tearing, shifting or migration.
The needling process holds the fibers together without glue or resins. The evenly layered fibers stay in place inside your quilt even with generations of washings. (so they say)…

I used another brand on American Gothic and I won’t use it again, I found it too soft and pliable for the quilts I make. For a bed quilt it would be ideal.

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