Saturday, August 22, 2009


I have run out of thread in the middle of a quilt and now have to order more and wait for it to come in……and I really don’t like WAITING!!!!

I have been working a lot on the whole cloth trapunto quilt that I have shown here before and I am really happy with how it is looking. However, it is now at a standstill until I receive the new thread. There is only the last border to complete, but it is a large border with a fill design in it so it may take a while to get it done.

I am getting prepared to teach a class in Machine Trapunto and want to use this as one of my examples, so I am anxious to get back to it.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am not sure that the blue lines are going to wash out since the piece is about 8 years old, but, with the help of friends, I am developing a strategy …..

First step will be to soak and wash it as suggested.

Second…..Spray with Shout and then add Oxy Clean to the water and soak/wash again.

Third…… Start fresh with new water and add Bleach

Fourth…..If the above have not worked, I am going to overdye the entire quilt with a blue/green mottled design.

If none of these work, I will simply say that it has been a wonderful way to practice my machine quilting stitch…..I will no longer be afraid to tackle a Queen Size quilt on my home machine!!!!!


Anita said...

Oooooh, where and when are you teaching machine trapunto? I wanna go!

Frances Arnold said...

I am teaching at Dragonfly Quilt Shop on Thursday, November 12th.

maggi said...

So frustrating to have to wait especially as the quilt is awesome. I am sure that one of the methods for getting rid if the blue lines will work. Wish I lived nearby as i would love to come to one of your classes.

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