Quilting Begins

I started to hand quilt the Luxury Essentials quilt.

I started by layering and pin basting


It might be hard to see in the picture but I placed a pin at the corner of each block. This is many less pins than most would recommend.  I find that a lot of pins just get in the way and the hoop will keep the layers together and smooth.

I am using perle cotton thread.


And keeping the quilting very simple


I didn’t want an elaborate quilting design to compete with the fabrics and the lines of the top

Teddy likes the colors


I have a bunch of other projects going which I will be posting about soon but I wanted to get the quilting on this one started.

Back to work

Happy Quilting


17 thoughts on “Quilting Begins

  1. I like this quilt, and I’m intrigued by the use of perle cotton thread. Seems like more quilters are trying it these days, so that makes you a trend setter. 🙂

    • timquilts says:

      wow…never thought I would be a trend setter 🙂 I think I used it first in 2011..and it is becoming a favorite of mine for non antique quilts…..I love the contrast

  2. Victoria says:

    Ditto, Bill. I’ll have to try perle thread. Seeing your posts always gives me a warm fuzzy feeling….

  3. Sara says:

    And it looks like Teddy is even saying thumbs up or paws up on this one even though it isn’t done yet!

  4. judiebee says:

    Hey Tim. Very nice. Are you using size 8 or 12 perle cotton? And why one rather than the other?
    Kindest regards,

  5. dkhalcomb2 says:

    lovely quilt. I tried big stitch with perle cotton a couple months ago. I am loving it too.

  6. You are quite liberating with your common sense approach. One pin in each corner, and no thread basting (yippee!), not to forget the perle cotton, which I shall try too. Teddy looks most definitely approving. In fact, that quilt could be made for him, as the colours match so well!

  7. Carolyn in Maine says:

    I’ve used perle cotton too and like it. The “big stitch” is faster. What size needle do you use with the size 8 thread?

  8. Lorij says:

    Tim, when I sent the pictures I didn’t even think about waiting until I’d washed it. When I do I’ll send some. ☺

  9. […] Here is a post about the quilting  which I started on Dec 1 https://timquilts.com/2014/12/01/quilting-begins-2/ […]


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