in the past week, I have decided I really really hate Flannel, or flannelette, or anything soft like that for sewing.
Firstly I think I bought some less expensive flannel, and I am having trouble with it because of that. I tried to tear out a seam today and the whole piece just sort of shredded. THe striped flannel has held up the best.
This is the “frame” for my nine patch. As you can see, I had some issues. the squares are all supposed to come together nicely, but I measured a little off, I suppose and this is what happened!!!
After remeasuring THIS is as good as it gets.
I’m really hating the flannel. It sticks to itself, and stretches in ways that regular cotton does not. I can see it was a mistake to choose this fabric for a first quilt, but heck I didn’t know flannel stretched out like that. It may also be that I inadvertently chose some lower quality fabrics. I also am finding that a Toddler sized quilt is remarkably a lot bigger than I imagined!!!!
Not all of my stitching is 1/4 inch either.
I’m sitting here Listening to the washer go through the spin cycle and just thinking about the whole thing coming apart in there. Maybe I should only wash on gentle…
On the PLUS side. I did get most of the corners to line up on my blocks (I just didn’t photo them all.)
And I love the way the colors are looking together, I made good good choices.
I certainly am learning things. I am really excited to start to work on my stars through the window quilt because I have great fabric that is almost all of the same brand and quality so…it should be easier to work with, especially as it is cotton, plain cotton.
I am enjoying my new little hobby, but I do hope I get a little bit better at it, because I ahte to waste all the pretty materials.