Hello everyone! Audrey Yeager here today to share a large lap quilt I made with the Jennifer Jangles “Strawberry Festival” fabrics from In The Beginning Fabrics. I was especially drawn to the polka dot prints and the smaller scale floral prints.
SpraynBond® Basting Spray
Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Adhesive
I thought that a simple four patch design with a polka dot and floral in each patch would be a great way to show case these prints.
I set the patches on point with a square of some of the white daisy prints in black, red, and blue.
I laid my design out in diagonal rows for sewing and trimmed off the points on the edges.
Then I got to work with my Spray N Bond® Basting Adhesive! I first put down my backing fabric, then the batting on top. I fold back the batting to spray it with the Basting Spray and fold it back onto the backing and smooth it out.
Next I add the top and smooth it out on top of the batting. I fold back the top and again spray the batting with the Spray N Bond®.
I ONLY use Spray N Bond® for basting on all my projects! I feel it saves SO much time when basting. Plus, it does not have that strong of an odor, drys fast, and can be washed.
Next, I quilted an orange peel design with my walking foot, then trimmed and sewed on my binding to the front.
I have read about glue basting a binding when machine binding, so I decided to try it with the liquid Fabric Fuse™ adhesive. I first ironed the front of the binding to send the seam, then flipped the quilt over and ironed the binding towards the back, just past my seam from the front.
Next, I went around the whole quilt with Fabric Fuse right on the seam and sealed it down. The glue stuck SO QUICKLY and it almost looked as if it had already been hand bound! I let it dry for a few hours before I attempted to stitch.
I stitched from the front around the whole quilt, and the back came out perfectly!!! There were no spaces where I had missed catching the edge of the binding, and the stitching was pretty straight! I will definitely be using the glue basting next time I machine stitch the binding on!
I just love the country charm feel that this quilt adds to my porch for spring!
Hope you enjoyed this post!