Quilt Finish!

Quilt Finish!

Color me ecstatic! I have finished the quilt for my mom, other than hand stitching the binding to the back, which I will finish tomorrow while I’m at the Quilt House.

A CJ Tinkle Original
A CJ Tinkle Original

I got lucky and found a wide backing fabric in my stash which I thought worked well with the quilt top, so I tossed it in the rinse cycle in the washing machine, and hung it out to dry. “Solar” ironing!

Solar Ironing
Solar Ironing

Glide Thread, always my thread of choice for quilting, and I tried out their magnetic Magna Glide Delights bobbins with this quilt. It took me quite some time to get my tension adjusted with them, but I think I will use them from now on.

Glide Thread
Glide Thread

You remove the anti-backlash spring with them, as the magnetic core serves the same purpose. You can save all the cores and return them to the company for recycling. When winding my own bobbins, I often have a glitchy start to my quilting, likely from overfilling the bobbin, causing me to rip out the first bit of stitching.

Recently, I purchased the new yellow bobbin from Bernina. It’s a high tension bobbin, preset for decorative stitching, and embroidery. The old style bobbins have a finger you thread to achieve the tightness without having to adjust the default tension, but the new style bobbins are quite different.

Bernina Yellow Bobbin
Bernina Yellow Bobbin

I tested it out with a quick quilt label. I’m not ready to proclaim its greatness yet, but it did a nice job on this teensy font, considering I used white bobbin thread.

Quilt Label
Quilt Label

I used a half-inch font called “Tiny Twinkle Star” by Oma’s Place Embroidery Designs. She has several teensy fonts that stitch out beautifully for quilt labels.

Linked up on Monday Making, Quilting is More Fun than Housework, Main Crush Mondays and Life in Pieces.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Happy for you. It is always wonderful when you finish a target led quilt. :). I bet your Mum will be happy 🙂

    1. I hope so! I still have to do pillowcases, but that won’t take long.

  2. Beautiful!! I love Glide thread! It is the only thread I use on my longarm. Your Mama is going to love it!!

    1. Thank you Julia! Same here… it’s a rare day indeed that I use anything but Glide, however I have been pairing it with Isacord in the bobbin, because I have SO MUCH of it and rarely embroider anymore.

  3. I knew it would be beautiful. It’s wonderful. Love the quilting pattern and your thread choice. I am partial to Omni, but you might make me try Glide.

    1. Thank you Chris! I have quite a bit of Omni, but haven’t used it for long arming. I love Glide so much!

  4. Beautiful finish! Thank you for linking up with 15 Minutes to Stitch. For some reason your link the last couple of weeks takes me to a page that says this post is missing. I had click on home and search to find the post you linked up.

    1. Thank you Kate! I’m not sure why? I probably messed something up.

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