Since I don’t have a long arm quilting machine I decided I needed to find something that makes my quilting easier. Especially on those large King Size quilts. I did just that. I found something called “Sewslip multi-purpose sheets” from Gossamer Designs. I love it. It measures 18×12 and sits on your machine arm. There is a hole that fits over the dogfeed of the machine. This makes the quilt sandwich just slide around. It reduces the drag from a not so slick machine base and doesn’t take as much flopping the quilt, or tugging of it. I first saw this on a Youtube video by Man Sew and is sold thru Missouri Star Quilts. (I am sold on both these places. I paid under $30 for it and two years later it is still like new. Believe me it is on the machine at least once a week.
What do you use to help make your quilting go smoothly? I am always on the look out for new gadgets. Now I have heard that the silicone baking sheets work also and are cheaper. Your thoughts on this? I have never used them even in baking.
Here is a BIG AND IMPORTANT question for any quilters out there. How do you decide what to quilt where on a quilt? This is my biggest struggle and am constantly trying to choose. Sometimes I just know, but not for the most part.
Just a bit of useless information………………TODAY IS ICE CREAM DAY. Go out and enjoy some.