Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

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I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I have reach a decision!

I will try spray basting, just not this time.
Instead, I have pinned it very well.
On the advice of Susan at Mouse Creek,
I bought a pair of gardening gloves with grippers
which she says will help me control the fabric better!
I have never machine quilted anything larger
than a wall hanging, so wish me luck!
I truly appreciate all the great advice
that was left for me!


  1. Spray basting is the ticket Jill, I do not ever want to pin again unless I have no other choice- it is just so much easier. I have spray basted many quilts - mostly queen sized ones..
    I know a number of people who swear by the gloves- I hope that they work out well for you.
    Happy quilting .
    Warmest regards,

  2. If your gloves prove to be too loose, you can get some that are made for machine quilters called: "Machingers." I like them. They're snug and give you a good grip. Not to say that you are losing your grip!
    Have fun and tell us how it goes.

  3. Good Luck!
    You can also try office fingers on your finger tips - I found that gloves got hot for me - Good Luck! let us know if they work for you.


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