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May 19, 2013

Hands2Help Next Step

Whew! I've finally managed to sandwich and machine quilt my two choices in this endeavor. Needless to say, I was terrified of messing thing up but I was encouraged to try.

Here are some of the steps I did to sandwich the quilt tops.
Measure out the backing and press it . I know it doesn't look pressed but it is.

Using "masking tape" tape the edges of your backing to whatever surface stretching it taunt as shown. 

Lay batting next. I tend not to tape the batting but I'm sure that some do.
Next I lay the quilt top on and using the large safety pins, pin all layers together before removing the tape and relocating the sandwich at my sew machine.
  I meandered each quilt and was fairly happy with the outcome.
Binding is next and then labeling.

The quilts are quilted and the binding is all done.

I went with a unique labeling. Since I'm donating to Hands2Help, I decided to make a hand for each quilt as labels.



Tammy said...

I never thought about tapeing the backing into place. That's a great idea. Thanks for the tip. Love teh hand shaped label as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda,
I never thought of using masking tape to tape down the backing. Cool idea! I LOVE the hand label...how unique and a great idea~ You are full of ideas for me today~ Happy Pentecost! ♥♥♥

Gene Black said...

Your quilting looks just fine! I must say it is better than some of my early quilting attempts.

Julie in GA said...

Your hand label is genius!
Congrats on getting your quilts done. I have my top done but not quilted yet.

Karen said...

Awesome quilt. What a great idea for your label.

Sue Daurio said...

Beautiful quilt. What a super idea for the label. I have to make two of them and I just may give it a try. Love it.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderfully done and thank you for participating in H2H.

April said...

I really like your 'hand label'. Beautiful idea. :)

Sarah Craig said...

Rhonda, those are just beautiful - and I love your "hand" label!! What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge this year!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Great quilts. Love the hand label! Way to make that super cute...


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