Friday, May 28, 2010
Two Different Battings
After struggling with the Bamboo batting (below), I used Mountain Mist Light for this one. I had contacted Nancy Kerns for advice on the battings she uses. The difference was dramatic. I was able to take much smaller stitches more quickly and was able to use my #11 straw needle (which would have broken on the Bamboo batting. It is still visible in the upper left).
I had bought a lot of Bamboo batting for a template keeper project, so I thought I would try using it with hand quilting. I had to use a short, fat, clutzy needle (so it wouldn't break), and I couldn't get very many stitches per inch. It was a very frustrating batting to use.