Many years and thousands of stitches later, I am happy to announce my new batting choices. First up: My choice for polyester. That's right, Quilters Dream Poly, in Request loft (the thinnest).
Here are a couple of the smaller test pieces. Batiks, muslin, dark with light batting. I used a 12 wt. Sulky Blendable thread on these samples.
Remember the teaser from last night? Here it is finished. I got the stencil while I was in Canada and couldn't wait to use it!
Here is a close-up. Last night's pics still had the marking lines (Clover White Marking Pen
And, surprise, the backing is also a batik, but much lighter.
Tomorrow (and probably Sunday) I will share more samples with you and also reveal my new bestest cotton batting. I will also say that the people at Quilters Dream are knowledgeable, courteous and just so nice to work with. And the best part? Quilt shops can order just ONE batting at a time, not just in cartons, so you can get the size, type and color of batting you need without waiting for someone else to also need that exact same batting. How's that for service?
Okay, enough for now. I'll be back with Part 2 tomorrow. Now you know what I've been doing the past few weeks--hand quilting up a storm! Lots to share!