Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Proposed Wall Hanging

Et voila! Not a good picture I'm afraid! The bottom of it has been chopped! The "purple" bit is supposed to be a white sheet, not part of the quilt. Border and binding still to be done. A question. As it is going to be a wall hanging, does it need batting? I don't think it does, in which case I can start "decorating" it. Thanks for all your advice. I did a bit of stem stitching on it yesterday afternoon/evening and decided that it definitely does need batting.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I left out the batting once (on accident) I would not recommend it... (It was too flimsy.)

Hedgehog said...

I vote for batting, too. Sorry, don't think that's the answer you want!

Hedgehog said...

The wonky houses look great, btw!

joyce said...

I have used batting in all my wall hangings. I think the stitching shows up better and it just looks nicer.

Fiona said...

Batting (or line it with heavy calico - the English sort - at a pinch).

Screen Door said...

I vote for batting, even if you just top stitch around the houses, the batting will bring the houses to life. What a "cheery" piece... good job...

Sassenach said...

Batting, or a heavy-weight flannel.

Serena said...

Looks like you're doing great! I like to use a lightweight batting in my wall hangings to give them more body and hold their shape. Your quilting will show up more with batting inside.

I did my sewing room wall hanging without batting (it's in my sewing room decor gallery page on my website -http://www.embtreasures.com/gallery1.htm ). It just doesn't hang as nicely as it could with batting.

Lily said...

I'm digging those wonky houses Clare! I'd go for batting too. You never know - you might want to use it as a lap quilt one day...

Shelina said...

Not having any clue about this stuff, I nontheless offer this fact. I was told that when you embellish something, you do it without the batting. Then you layer with batting and quilt - can add buttons or ties instead of actually quilting. If I am wrong about this, please tell me. I am currently embellishing a piece like crazy without putting the batting in first.

Also don't know if you know, but there doesn't seem to be a left margin on your blog on my screen. Everything looks all scooched to the left. There is lots of empty space on the right side.

Tonya R said...

Yeah, I prefer batting too. I put all three layers together and then do all the embellishing because I love the added texture that gives. Then again, I dont' mind all the knots on the back.

Pam said...

Even if you use a nice flannel it will be better than not using anything, you will want to give it some body and a batting of any sort will help. I don't think you will be sorry.