Quilt Snugging

Cool

The nights are suddenly cool – fall seems to have arrived!   Henrietta was chilly…

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Squares

…so I organised some squares of brown and red-themed 1860’s reproduction print fabric

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Pretty

Henrietta loved the colours…

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Stiff

…but it was not as comfortable as it could be…in fact Henrietta thought it rather resembled a square of cardboard sitting on the bed, though she was too polite to say so out loud.

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Drying-up cloth

Fortunately I have a solution for that! First you roll up a drying-up cloth…

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Steam

…then pin the quilt onto the cylinder and steam all round.  Let it cool and dry before unpinning and then…

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Comfortable

…it drapes very nicely and is much more comfortable and snug!

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17 thoughts on “Quilt Snugging

  1. Thank you so much for this tip. Finished a small quilt and will try the steaming of it. I used a waxed quilting thread for the cross hatch threads -next time I will use a softer type cotton thread. Thanks for the challenge -it got me sewing again.

    • I am glad you enjoyed the quilting!! I hope the steaming helps and helps drape your little quilt. I do find the Hittys appreciate it when their quilts curve over and tuck in! A softer cotton thread would likely be less stiff, as would silk, though with coloured thread you have to be careful it isn’t fugitive in the steam or water!

    • I had a commission to make a slightly larger doll’s quilt for Ross bay Villa, and got a bagful of scraps from them…these are the scraps of the scraps…I still have some left, maybe for the next scraphappy day…

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