This DWR quilt that I posted a picture of was made by my sister's 1st husband's grandmother sometime in the 1930's. It is handpieced. She carried the quilt top all over the different places she has lived, even after divorce. When I started quilting, she asked me to quilt it for her to give to her oldest son. It felt like an honor, but also was a bit scarrey. Sunday evening I…Continue
I am the proud new owner of a long arm machine. When I bought the machine, they sold me needles, size 18. First 2 quilts turned out fine, using Warm & Natural batting, but the one I am working on now has a red backing & I'm using Hobbs batting & it is coming through on the back! Not heavily, but very noticeable on the red backing. My question is, why do I have to use such a big needle?