It seemed like a good idea at the time
Sometimes an idea seems really fabulous until you get to the
With two smallish quilt tops and a piece of wide backing
already loaded, I decided to load up both small quilt top side by side. Rather
than cut a large batting down, I used strips of batting left-over from other
projects and spray basted the batting on the tops. Then I pinned on the tops,
wound a bunch of bobbins and began quilting.
First problem: quilts required different colored thread. Did
I really want to rethread every five minutes?
I decided No—and proceeded to work on the first top. It is
really hard to roll a top when the other side is not being quilted AND the
batting is a totally different thickness.
What is a good idea is a piece of x-ray divider to allow the
foot to traverse the batting on the sides AND that reminder to lower the
presser foot before sewing.