|Quilting Is Magic!|
I used SewArt Invisible Monofilament thread in Smoke with a size 60 Microtex needle and 50/2 Aurifil Mako thread in the bobbin for my ditch quilting, because my ditch quilting never stays 100% in the ditch and I didn't want anyone to notice my oopses. I reduced my needle tension to 2.0 as usual for sewing with monofilament thread on my Bernina 750 QE sewing machine, and put the monofilament nylon on my regular horizontal thread spindle with no net or anything. All nice and lovely, beautiful stitches, boring quilting:
|Wretched, Boring, Invisible Ditch Quilting with the Walking Foot|
Once I finished the ditch quilting, I planned to switch to using Aurifil cotton thread in the needle for the background fill quilting, but when I tested it on a sample of my black fabric, batting, and Minky backing I discovered that the cotton thread is "grabbier" than the slick monofilament, and no matter what size needle or tension settings I tried, I kept getting some of the Minky backing pile pulling up through the needle holes to the front side of my quilt.
|Cotton Thread Grabs the Minky Pile and Pulls it to the Front|
By the way, I know it's very fashionable these days to diss the meandering/stippling quilting pattern as overused, but frankly this Scarlet doesn't give a damn. I can quilt that pattern on autopilot and I think it will look good on my baby quilt and play nicely with the Minky batting. I am also putting little horns and elf booties in my stippling even though stippling is not supposed to have any points, just to annoy any quilt police out there. ;-)
That's enough typing for today. Back to the quilting!
|Stipplling Like No One's Watching!|