Yesterday I posted about a Christmas Quilt I am making with a vintage table-cloth.
Even though it will be a quilt I plan to use it as a tablecloth. I normally use a batting with a some thickness, but for a table-cloth I like a flatter batting. In this case I am using Hobb’s Thermore. Flatter is nicer for a table I find.
I haven’t used this before and when I was basting the quilt I had my doubts about it….it has a much different feel than cotton or wool.
Now that I have started stitching I give it a thumbs up. It is easy to stitch through and that is just what I needed for the thread I am using.
This gold and black metallic thread will fray and shred pretty easily if you fight with it too much so a thin batting is a big help, as is a large eyed needle. The thread has a lot of texture as well and the Thermore batting is better for that because it is so well bonded. With a looser batting the threads coarseness would likely pull the fibers through and bring fuzz out to the top.
Here are a few pictures of the start of quilting
I will be working on it more soon, but now I am going back to the red thread project
I am getting close to half way on this one. The Hobb’s Tuscany silk batting is a dream to quilt.
I have had several people ask to see the back….and it looks the same as the front but here it is