Saturday, July 29, 2006

One more thing

Kathy here... I think I was a bit premature in stating I had learned how to use the camera and computer as exhibited by posting two photos of my studio space below...however, while I'm at it, one more thing about machine quilting.
As most of you know, Sarah and I are avid fans of perle cotton quilting. We use perle 8 with embroidery needles to make big decorative stitches. We use a variety of colours or one colour, traditional patterns or modern all over swirls or even picture images derived from the fabrics when quilting our quilts. Lately, we have seen a huge increase in our machine quilting service through the shop. Kim Bradley, our machine quilter extraordinaire, is very creative and willing to enlarge the continuous patterns so that it is possible to embellish the machine stitching with the vibrant colours available in the perle cottons. Once the quilting is complete you can bind the quilt and add to it whenever you are in the mood!
Kim is also providing a basting service which is very popular. Quilt tops with backing and wadding are sent off and come back basted every 4-5 inches. No more sore knees from crawling around on the floor basting or pinning quilts. Rember the backing and wadding must be a full 4" or 10cm wider than the top on all sides. More about Kim later.