Yesterday I started playing with Hobb’s Tuscany Silk batting. I had not used it before, but I like to try all the different types available and see how I like them. I can read reviews and hear all kinds of opinions but the only thing that can make my mind up is trying it myself. So far I like it, but can’t make a judgement until I finish a project and wash it.
I was going to do a simple little whole cloth quilt but sometimes I get carried away.
I have been having great fun with this. Free hand feathers and lots of fill. The entire quilt will be filled in like this.
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I am doing the quilting with #8 perle cotton and a #5 embroidery needle. Yesterday I was asked how the silk batting would be to quilt with a regular needle and thread. I did a quick line of stitches with 40 weight thread and a #11 between needle
super easy to get small stitches….I got 12 per inch here without any real extra effort.
Now that I have gotten into this I realize I am going to need to buy some more red perle cotton thread!