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News from the Studio
AQS Chattanooga Quilt Show
A friend and I went to the AQS quilt show in Chattanooga, TN in September. It wasn't as large a show as I had expected, but inspiring! So many amazing quilts. Here is one of my favorites. It won Best Hand Workmanship!
Of course, I always save time for all of the vendors. My favorite was my delightful APQS dealer, Sheridan Carter! Sheridan Kay Quilting.
My very favorite quilt was in the "unusual" category: the duct tape quilt. Yes, it was all made out of duct tape, decorative plastic tape, and plastic stick-on applique!
Tips and Techniques
Press backing seams openAlways press all backing seams open. I probably mentioned this in a previous post, but it is important for longarming. Vertical seams pile on top of each other as the backing is wound onto the rollers, causing the fabric between the piles to bag. Think unavoidable tucks. Another issue is that bulky seam "intersections" on the top might wind up aligning with bulky seams on the bottom. If a high speed needle tries to pierce lots of layers of seams and thread, serious damage to the machine or the quilt can happen. Not a happy thought.
Learning for the weekStink bugs are annoying when you are on vacation - especially when you find them in the bed! Just ask my sister!
Have a wonderful week! Now, let's go quilt something!