I posted the following message on alt.sewing and rec.crafts.textiles
sewing. I don't mean to "spam", but someone suggested I
I saw a post on one of these groups about making a
family quilt for a 50th wedding anniversary gift.
It's a great idea and I've decided to try it even
though I, or any of my siblings, know *anything*
about quilt making.
I went to a quilt store and got enough muslin for
the amount of squares I need for family members plus
a bit more. The person who helped me advised ironing
freezer paper on the back of each square to help stabilize
the fabric to aid in decorating.
I need to send along some instructions to my
siblings, but I'm not sure what to advise them.
At the very least, they could sign their squares
and I could embroider over the signatures with a
satin stitch on my machine (Pfaff 7550--my hand
embroidery leaves much to be desired and I wouldn't
have time for that anyway).
I know that some pens will bleed and I want to
caution my siblings about that--just didn't want to go
to the expense of supplying everyone with a pigma
For those who have done this sort of thing: what
other things should I add to the instructions (other
than to be careful of choice of pen) when I mail out
Thanks for any advice,