Sandwiching marathon

Yup, another marathon.  This time it’s a lot of small ones and I was able to do them myself without help.  I do have one more that is waiting for assistance.  SEW – that will mean that I will have 6 quilts to quilt.  Only one of them (Square Dance: centre-top row) was started this year, the rest are UFOs.  This will help toward my PHD in 2018.  I’m not going to do the math because I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch!


Jennifer, from “The Inquiring Quilter” suggested that I add borders to my Square Dance topper … I liked her suggestion, so added them.  I also added borders to 2 others (top right and bottom centre).   It feels good to have them sandwiched!

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Watch for these finishes as I quickly (or slowly) get them quilted!  I need to decide which one I’ll do first!



The quilting is finished on this quilt.  It’s trimmed up and I just need to add the label and binding.  I’m hoping that it’s finished in time for my Stash Report on Sunday!


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16 thoughts on “Sandwiching marathon

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  2. I thread baste. It works for me, doesn’t weigh down my quilt, and doesn’t take me all that long to do.

    I try to always have a quilt on to baste, a quilt ready to quilt, and some to piece. That way, if I get bored with one thing I can work on another.

    With it being summer and I am out of school for break (I’m a teacher), I love all the time to sew. I have been reflecting on just how much this hobby consumes me. I certainly don’t need another quilt, but making them just brings me joy.

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    • Hi Deena!
      I dislike hand sewing, sew I’m not very interested in hand basting! Good for you, taking the time to do it!

      Who said anything about “needing” another quilt? That’s got nothing to do with it! Besides, I’ve never heard of someone asking a painter why they are painting another picture – have you? 🙂 Perhaps I quilt because I can’t paint!

      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  3. Oh I love Square Dance with those borders. So glad you liked the suggestion. And wow, marathon indeed. So many quilts all ready to be quilted! You must be so proud. I know I would be! Thanks for sharing your progress on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    • Thanks Jennifer. I find it interesting that sometimes a thought comes into your mind and you do nothing … but when someone else articulates the thought – it becomes reality!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  4. Marathon mania! You go girl. I should look back in your posts to the one where you give instructions how you baste your quilts. I remember you cringed when I told you I use pins (even for my super big quilts). I actually enjoy the pinning process but sometimes it’s worth it to try something different.
    I keep meaning to tell you that I tried your binding tips – in particular, the part about not pressing in half before stitching on – and it has been working very well for me. Sew…THANK YOU for the tip!

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    • Hi Terry,
      I only have instructions for glue basting … with Elmer’s School Glue.
      I often will baste with 505 spray. You need a light touch with the spray, or else your needle will gum up. A friend of mine didn’t believe me until she sprayed on black batting and could see how much the spray covered. She sprays lightly now.
      When I used warm & natural, I didn’t use a single pin. I’m using Hobbs 80/20 now and I find that it shifts a little. SEW, I do pin – about 9 pins on a queen size (3 on each side – in about 8 – 10″ and one in the centre)
      Glad the binding tips helped!
      Happy Quilting, Cuz! 🙂


  5. You’ve got lots of great projects ready to cross the finish line! I particularly like the patchwork star in the upper left. I’ve got 3 at the hand-binding stage and 3more layered and ready for quilting. Feels good to know I’ll be able to cross them off the list soon!

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    • The patchwork star is a small quilt …
      Wow! you’re doing great … 6 quilts are lined up close to the finish line! WhooHoo!!
      Happy Quilting (and binding)! 🙂


  6. Hi Gail,
    Great job on getting all of these sandwiched! I am really intrigued by the top right quilt – I love those fabrics! And the baby panel looks fun too. I’m looking forward to seeing each of these completed and hearing more about them. Happy Saturday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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