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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012 04:05:26 AM »




 (it's kind of hard to keep the fabric from bunching up here, lots of pinning helps  Wink)


Have fun! If you need anything explained better i'd be happy to try to help!


Hi...
     Wonderful tutorial sweet and simple ....
    How to avoid the bunching ...(I am new to sewing)  Will you please explain with a picture how you pinned to avoid bunching... mine is getting bunched I guess I have pinned them wrong.....

Can I use old fabrics for batting will it work ?
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012 11:39:08 AM »




 (it's kind of hard to keep the fabric from bunching up here, lots of pinning helps  Wink)


Have fun! If you need anything explained better i'd be happy to try to help!


Hi...
     Wonderful tutorial sweet and simple ....
    How to avoid the bunching ...(I am new to sewing)  Will you please explain with a picture how you pinned to avoid bunching... mine is getting bunched I guess I have pinned them wrong.....

Can I use old fabrics for batting will it work ?

Wow, blast from the past on this post! It's been a long time (6 years) since I made these, but I'll see what I can do to explain.

First, if you have an even-feed (also called a walking) foot for your sewing machine, that will help tremendously. I definately had no idea what an even feed foot was when I made these, but boy do I wish I did!

As for pinning, pin as if you were making an actual quilt. Smooth the quilt out on a flat surface so it is all even. Then use safety pins through all the layers to keep the fabric from shifting. I usually put mine about a hands-width apart, throughout the quilt.

I used a pretty lofty batting on these, so mine were pretty hard to work with. Something a little flatter would have been better.

I'm sure you could use old fabric for batting if you wanted to, like flannel or something like that. That would make for a little thinner blanket, which I've found is actually much easier to sew. Now I actually make receiving blankets with just 2 layers of cotton fabric sewn together, turned and topstitched, without any batting at all.
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