I have spent the day at full speed, layering and quilting a 6' x 7' flimsy that has been on the shelf for 5 years.
The flimsy is made from crumbs and needed lots of quilting to keep it stable.
All those seams! This one is going to have to come with a warranty. I have spotted two places that gape whilst quilting, I have an idea for applique repair that I can sneakily add and name the quilt to make it look as if it's on purpose.
I used a low loft Hobbs batting that I got in a sale. It is still really heavy!
My nerdy side came out: how many stitches, how much thread in the quilting?
- 7' x 6'flimsy
- quilted 125 rows along the 6' length
- approximately 11 stitches to 1"
- 6 x 12=72"
- 72" x 11= 792 stitches per row
- 792st. x 125 rows =99,000 total.
- As the rows are not straight add 15%=113,850 stitches
- 113,850 stitches /11=10,350inches of quilting.
- That is approximately 0.163 miles/0.26 km of sewing
- Thread: loft of wadding is 1/16" so for each stitch add 1/16" ; 113,850 stitches x 1/16" =7,115 sixteenths of an inch= 444"
- top and bottom thread total : (2x 10,350 ") to 444" =21,144" of thread
- 0.333 miles or 0.54 km of thread.