Saturday, December 5, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Resiliency- refers to the battings ability to retain its loft; to spring back when creased or folded.

Having computer Issues

I am writting you from my lap top on this rainy, chilly Florida morning as mydesk top computer operating system crashed yesterday when I attempted to load Windows Seven. Hope to be back up and running later today and will post the terminology at that time. Still have not received any new batting samples but I am ready for them when they do finally arrive.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Pre-Soak- Some batting manufactures recommend you pre-soak (shrink) a batting to ensure there will be no shrinkage in the finished quilt. This is usually done by filling a washing machine w/ hot water submerging the batting and allowing it to soak (No agitation) and then spinning the water away. That is followed by laying it flat and allowing it to air dry or tumble in the dryer. Follow manufactures’ instructions on the package.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Plain Batting-Plain or garnetted batting is fibers that have been processed through a garnett or carding equipment and layered with no other processes. It is not bonded together in any manner it is very easy to quilt (needle) but has the potential for migration, bunching and shifting between the quilted lines. Requires quilting no more than ½” apart or less to prevent migration.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Piecing/Splicing Batting- Refers to stitching two smaller pieces of the same batting together to make one larger piece to fit the size of a quilt. This is best done by hand with a herringbone stitch and a curved seam.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Spoke to Warm Co. and Mountain Mist yesterday should have samples of their products next week.

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

‘Open’ Wool batting- Open wool refers to the cleaned, combed and carded wool that has not been bonded or needle punched and tends to beard (migrate) excessively.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas is coming!

My mothers Christmas cactus plants are begining to bloom!
I always feel she is with me during the holiday season when I see her cactus bloom.
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Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Migration/ Bearding- The movement of batting fibers through the quilt top or back.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Batting Terminology-Word of the Day

Pre-Soak/Pre-Shrink- The process of pre-shrinking a batting. This is usually done by soaking in water about 95 degrees (no agitation) and spinning the water out, followed by drying in a dryer or rolling in a dry towel and air drying flat, this is done to prevent any shrinkage of the finished quilt the during subsequent washing and dryings.