[HNW] 18th century quilting stitches
Carolyn Kayta Barrows
kayta at frys.com
Tue Jan 20 18:51:12 PST 2004
The first thing I am doing, for my quilted petticoat project, is a quilted
pocket. That way I can practice my stitches and, if they're really too
big, the finished thing won't show. I find that I can only manage one
stitch per inch if I leave the pocket in the quilting frame. So I basted
around the edge of the shape of a pocket, and took it out of the hoop.
Oh, I usually sew with doubled thread. I think the originals I am copying
are quilted with single thread, right?
Linen quilted skirt - there's a quilted linen dress, made from an old bed
quilt from the 1740s, in Fashion In Detail. (It's that fine quilting that
looks like cording, that I am not willing to get into.) Not a linen
petticoat, but quilted and linen and contemporary.
dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian
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