Why am I compelled to tell you all about my mistakes?
I quilted one of the Quick Strippie tops today and realized that I’d used the wrong side of the fabric for one of the strips … since fixing it would have involved taking out quilting stitches, taking it all off the longarm, and ripping out and resewing the strip — I left it. Although the strip is slightly lighter in color than the others, only a quilter would realize that I’d used the wrong side of the fabric. I don’t think it will matter to the child that receives this quilt!
I also wanted to comment on piecing leftover batting. I’d bought some of the fusible tape and tried it but I have to say it worries me so I continue to zigzag mine by machine. I think the fusible could dissolve with washing and since I don’t prewash my fabrics, I always get some crinkling and shrinkage and I feel like gaps would develop between the areas where it’s held by the quilting stitches. I want a secure join especially in kids quilts that will be washed frequently. Just my opinion!