Border Beauties 42

I like this design with some wide open spaces for quilting to add a special touch … but not too much to overpower the rest of the design.

Apart from too much quilting tending to detract from the rest of the work, it is not as necessary as it once was as our modern wadding is made not to disintegrate like toilet paper at the first sign of water and/or too much handling. Heavy quilting used to be required as the only way to hold the raw cotton from the bolls in place.

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2 Responses to Border Beauties 42

  1. birdnana14425 says:

    Like it and the history lesson. I did not know this. Another reason I look forward to my emails. Thanks Judy


    • Carol,

      I have been quilting long enough to have experienced the early polyester wadding which didn’t hold together to well. Now I use cotton and wool which appear to be needle felted … and will withstand a lot of wear. Wadding can be washed before it even goes into a quilt now! (I don’t prewash as I wash all my quilts when they are completed.)

      Judy B


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