a Quilt for your bed?
Do you want to sew a quilt for your bed this year? Maybe you have one that needs finishing, one that needs a lot more work (that's me!) or plan to kick off a new Big Bed quilt project this year. It seems I could use some friendly motivation to complete my project, which made me think you might too.
Last night I jotted a whole list of post ideas for The Big Bed Quilt Along, with topics ranging from technique tutorials to strategies for maintaining momentum.
- quick + easy patterns
- choosing colors
- choosing batting
- choosing backing
- quilt size
- quilting strategies
I could write about how to properly sew a border on a big quilt, in order to avoid wavy border syndrome. A tutorial on how much to buy in backing fabric for various quilt sizes and how to seam backing properly could also be nice. This would be a back-to-the-basics series of tips designed to assist someone sewing what could be their first really big bed quilt (like queen-size and up).
Those of you who are seasoned quilters and don't need the technical hand-holding could share your tips. Oooh, I bet you have lots of great ones!
Plus, another main aspect of the quilt-along would be a series of posts designed to help us maintain motivation.
- how to break up your project into smaller parts
- bulk cutting (and staying organized)
- figure out what makes you stall
- celebrate your progress
- plan strategic sewing sessions that fit your needs
No matter how experienced we are, this is an area we can all improve!
So... anyone with me? This finish-along would be a three-month endeavor. I'm thinking February - April. We need a good chunk of time to make such a big quilt! You can participate with any quilt pattern. It can be one you've already started too - anything designed for a bed, size queen and up!