My puffy quilt
A few days ago, Florence at http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com blogged about wadding. If only I had seen this sooner. Her quilting is exquisite, but she was blogging about the problems of not using the right wadding. Ditto.
Having spent an enormous amount of time (and money) on my Liberty quilt, I simply bought the first wadding I came across. What a mistake. Instead of the elegant quilt I envisaged, I have a puffy mess. The wadding is too thick. My sewing machine does not like it. My quilt is meant to be quite flat and stitched in channels 1" wide. Impossible. You can see the result in the photos.
I spent last evening watching television (to distract me) and unpicking two thirds of my quilt. I hope to finish this tedious job tonight.
I will replace the wadding with a thin, fleece-type wadding and hopefully my next attempt will be better. Watch this space.
Better luck next time.