Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Just a question....

This is how I still see them!
My 9 year old wants to make a string quilt for the next quilt show.  She's thinking piano keys or Chinese coins.  I'm thinking squares  :)   
Would it be easier for her to sew with a foundation of paper or fabric?

I'm thinking ahead to having to quilt it.  I know the seams can go crazy.

Please give advice.

Happy quilting


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have made a couple of string quilts and I would encourage you to use muslin foundation. The paper will be so tedious to remove from the back. Just my two cents.

lil red hen said...

I guess my two cents will be just the opposite to the Happy Cottage Quilter. I prefer a paper foundation. If a short stitch is used, the paper pops right off; I would think there could be some stretching with a cloth foundation, and it makes an extra layer to quilt through. Newspaper or really cheap computer paper works well for me.