Blog readers often send me quilt tops. I machine quilt the tops and bind them. Then the finished quilts are sent off to a worthy charity. This is one of those….
It’s not a typo. Yes, there are charity QUILTS (with an “s”) on the frame.
I blog reader sent two quilt to me. They are both VERY similar and both were lap sized.
Here’s the first one….
and here’s a peak at the second one.Look in the picture. Notice the little small space between the two quilts?
One of things that takes up lots of time when quilting these is to load the quilts into the frame. It’s especially time consuming with smaller quilts as the same amount of work and time takes place to load the small quilt as it does for the big ones. In an effort to cut some of the time I made a HUGE backing, big enough for both quilts, and just loaded one backing with the intention of quilting two quilts.
Once the first one was done, I put the second top right next to is and started quilting it. What a time saver!! I need to do this more often but it’s hard unless the two quilt tops can used the same or similar backings. I am almost tempted to seam together two backings for separate lap sized quilts to do this too. It really is such a time saver…and with all the charity tops that have come in, I need a time saver.
Over the last week, SIX tops have come in. Several already have backings ready to go so they will be my first ones to do. I’m grabbing anything easy and doing that first.
All of these tops are awesome. I can’t wait to get them quilted, bound and shown off to you!!
Thanks for the quilts tops…It’s always fun working on them.