I hope that everyone is safe and dry this Tuesday!
I decided to load a couple more of our local guild's charity jelly roll race quilts onto my frame and do some simple quilting on them on Phoebe!
I load the two quilts side by side along a wide-back backing fabric and one run of batting. I thought that I would post a picture of this since a few people found it hard to "see" this technique. Two jelly roll race quilts side by side are pretty much exactly the width of the wide-back - it's a little tight but doable and it saves fabric.
By doing this I make one pass across both quilts using the same thread. It is so much faster and easier to load and quilt once instead of twice. I did a very loose meander stitch in 40 weight Fil-Tec Glide thread top and bobbin. Why such a loose meander? One - the batting is very thick polyester batting and I didn't want these quilts to get stiff with too much quilting. Two - these quilts are going to kids and i think that they will love the puffiness of these quilts better than a packed down quilt. They are so cuddly!
Do you do any quilts for charity?