Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Batting, Backings and Thread

Saturday, I drove down to Centerview, Missouri to Hunters Quilt Mart. It was their customer appreciation day sale.  The big draw?  A 30 yard roll of 96-inch wide Legacy Batting for $89.  Backing was 30% off and 45″ Moda fabric was only $5.99 a yard.  Then because I bought the bag, I got another 10% off my entire purchase. Needless to say I think I showed great restraint.  I went in with a shopping list – batting, backing for 3 quilts, 1 yard of Grunge Basics in Berry, a list of thread that my sister is low on, a thread color card, and maybe something to help keep the thread from tangling in my drawer.

The impulse buys were the long arm side clamps and the cleaning brush.  My sister-in-law asked me to purchase Row-by-Row kit.

The green backing is for the BOM I worked on a number of years ago.

The orange Grunge Dot will be the backing of “Candy Sunflower Seeds”.

The Berry Gunge Basics will be pillowcase cuffs to go with my Good Fortune quilt — I miscalculated when I bought the fabric for the borders.

I didn’t find a backing for my swap quilt, but that’s OK. I have backings for all of my other (20 +/-) finished quilt tops (and some of my unfinished tops) which have been waiting patiently for me to get around to quilting them. I’m sure I’ll find the perfect backing for this quilt when it’s time to quilt it.

This week will be busy.  Monday, I need to finish moving my office from the sewing room to the guest bedroom. This will require running cables for the internet and taking apart my desk or removing the door to the room to get my desk into the room.  Tuesday, I have family coming in to pick up family furniture that I’m giving to my niece and nephew, not to mention I have to work a go-live. Wednesday is my small quilt guild meeting, Thursday I have a quilt class for a BOM I’m starting, Friday is the last chance to prep my sewing room before the longarm arrives on Saturday.

Yes, I’m getting my own longarm quilting machine.  It’s a 26″ Innova with Lightning Stitch and Mach 3.  I hope to be able to clear out some of those quilt tops I mentioned earlier — and possibly quilt the occasional quilt for hire.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post Navigation