Friday, 10 August 2007

Quilter's Quarter

You know I was on about Jenni's brilliant idea for those of you who can't sew, or haven't got the time to make a block for Quilts 4 Leukaemia?

The gift certificates have been flooding in.

The response has been amazing - you are all so very kind and gehpim0990.jpgnerous.

There has been a bit of confusion with the certificates, notifying me, etc but I think that is finally sorted.

Anyway, the first box of goodies arrived yesterday.The Dream Poly batting is so soft and workable compared to what I usually use (that cheap poly stuff).

 Is this what you guys out there use, or the cotton batting? I have seen it for sale in the QS in Thiviers and think I might just go the extra Euros for my next quilt and see what it is like to hand quilt with.




Helen in the UK said...

I love the Quilters' Dream Blend for machine quilting. Much softer than the Hobbs Premium 80/20, but the Hobbs is cheaper so I tend to order that for donation quilts :)

Lily said...

Because it gets so cold here, I actually use a wool/cotton blend.

Juliann said...

I like the cotton because it is flat and wonderful for hand quilting. When I use the poly batting is seems so puffy.

Cheri said...

Quilter's Dream is my favorite batting! It also doesn't shrink much -- no more than 1%.

Great that you're making so many quilts to donate. I'm chair of my guild's Project Linus committee, and we make lots of quilts every year, but somehow it's never enough.

Ravelly1 said...

That's a good brand. You should have very little trouble with it.

Jenni said...

It's good that some of the stuff is starting to arrive for your quilts Clare.

Hedgehog said...

This is really great news, Clare!! Trying to get caught up with everyone after all my summer travels. Nice to see what you've been up to.