I've got a busy week this week. Come to think of it, the whole of this month and next month are pretty hectic but I'm trying to break it down into smaller chunks so I don't have a panic attack (I get overwhelmed easily).
I'm down in Wrexham visiting the Sizzix UK offices for some work stuff for a couple of days at the end of the week (hopefully sneaking in some hand sewing throughout the meetings which will A; make me look productive and B; mean I'm just a little bit closer to finishing that hexie quilt but before I go I have to finish deadline stuff.
The quilt police are helping with that
And I'm basting and quilting
I mentioned on instagram the wadding I've been using recently and I thought I'd share my thoughts here too. I usually use Sew Simple Cotton wadding which I get by the roll (although this time I got half rolls because they're easier to store, they're shorter than full rolls and obviously flatter)
For a change I tried the eco blend from the same make, which is a blend of recycled cotton and polyester and has a similar weight to the cotton I'm used to.
I really like it - it has a slightly felty feel, which I find is very easy to baste and harder to pull and distort (you know how sometimes cotton wadding gets a little thin when you're messing with it. Or if your dog or cat attacks it? This is ok with a slight animal attack. I know this from experience).
It quilts really well, no difference there that I've found between that and the cotton - they're equally good for quilting (let's bear in mind I'm crap at quilting). And once quilted it has a nice drape.
It's also a great value wadding - the whole sew simple range is great value to be honest (you can get it at really good prices by the metre or roll at Lady Sew and Sew). Right now a 15metre roll of sew simple eco blend is £70 which is so cheap it's almost impossible to pass up.
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