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- Do I have to use a special needle?
- Do I have to use a special thread?
- Do I have to trim the batting out of the seam allowance?
- How do I press the seams?
- Aren’t the seams super bulky?
The answers to all of these questions is NOPE.
Seriously. You don’t have to do anything special. Basically, just pretend like the batting isn’t even there. Watch. . .
See? Nothing fancy. No special skills or tools.
If you’re bummed that I didn’t show exactly how to press that seam open or show an entire quilt back, bum no more! This video shows how I press the seams open, and this one shows a big section of quilt back before I attach the backing. That second link also shows how to attach the backing.
I think a lot of the questions come from people who just can’t believe how easy it is. Like, there’s this nagging feeling that they must be missing an important, fussy step. For example – trimming the excess batting out of all the seam allowances. I can’t imagine anything more tedious or less fun and I’ve had several people ask if they have to do that. *shudders at the thought*
It really is dead simple and super easy. Have fun with it!