How do I quilt difficult material ?
My Mother-in-law put together a quilt with blocks her mother made in the 60’s. She used a cotton/polyester fabric for the pieces between these old blocks and then she used a percale sheet for the back. She then safety pinned the quilt together and started to quilt it using a lap frame. She did about 5% of the quilt before she died. I wanted to finish it for my sister in law and I have found that this combination is horrible to quilt.
I can’t get the needle through the fabric without using a pair of needle nose pliers. She doesn’t want to lose the stitches her mother did or I would unpick it and start over with new fabric. She also doesn’t want to have it machine quilted.
I am not a beginner but I am still a novice when it comes to quilting. I have done a wall hanging and helped with 3 queen size quilts and I have quilted one king size quilt by myself.
What can I do? Would a professional quilter be able to quilt such a difficult situation.
Help me if you can…. Shoshine
Edited 12/7/2008 12:25 am ET by Shoshine