First Quilt Sandwich and Lets Talk – To Pin or Not to Pin?

3 Sep

That is the Question.

I done it!  My first quilt sandwich, Yay!  I never thought I would ever say that and be so excited about it too.

can we talk pins now?  Do you think I need to put more pins into each section?  Help!

The squares of liberty prints have become slightly ‘larger’ as the calico shrunk after I gave the quilt top a wash…note to self for next time use similar fabric in the whole of the quilt.

I’m still pleased though, for a first attempt an all.

What do you do – pin, sew or spray your quilt sandwich?

Next up the Quilting and Binding…will chat soon, all about it:)


3 Responses to “First Quilt Sandwich and Lets Talk – To Pin or Not to Pin?”

  1. AGS September 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    OH, you must be very pleased. It is gorgeous and it is a thrill to see it “almost there” after a quick look at the pieces the the other day! Very impressed with your achievement XA

  2. Dreamz Happen Quiltz September 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Nice job! You didn’t say if this is to be hand or machine quilted.. I pin every 4 inches for machine and looser for hand.. yes, I also spray and pin. Now that I have the longarm I don’t do either .. I know I’m very lucky! I also dont wash until I’m done quilting.. I don’t prewash either. I guess those are all personal preferences!

    • diannajessie September 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

      Thanks, I’ve machine quilted this one and although it is far from perfect I’m pleased to have got over the initial fear of doing it. I think I might have pins to scantily but in that I have learnt something already:) I will share some photo’s of the finished quilt later on today. My daughter has already claimed it as her own. Yay!

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