Hello, I’m new to the forum but have been quilting for a while. I have made quilts for 6 of my 7 children. My youngest is 9, so soon I will begin on hers!
Right now I have a question about doing patchwork with rather bulky wool. I inherited a few almost indescribable skirts from the 60s. They are wretched as skirts, but the Scottish wool they are made of is actually quite exciting — heathery yet bright plaids in different colors that will end up being nicely complementary — in a quilt! Not skirts! 🙂
My mother also found many yards of a more subdued (still somewhat bulky) suiting that would be excellent as sashing and backing for my skirt material.
So my question is this: does anyone have experience cutting and patching wool that doesn’t have a tight weave? If I patch normally, will my seams be too bulky? Is there a way to butt the pieces, maybe using the machine, and then crazy-stitch over the machine stitching to hide it?
But — I have done my other quilts by hand, so I have no experience with using the machine, except to be frustrated when the bottom piece gets out of alignment with the top.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!