Quilting crazy quilts

by Hope
(Seattle, WA)

How/when do you actually quilt your blocks/top to the batting and backing? What do you use for backing? I sewed my pieces together using a fabric beneath the silk to stabilize it. Now thinking of quilting it to the batting and backing. I can use cotton for my backing or a satin. I'd prefer to machine quilt rather than hand embroider, as I think I'll never finish it. I had a similar project and the embroidery is not nearly finished.
Thanks for your help on the actual quilting--not piecing or embroidery
(vertical seams not yet done)

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Apr 10, 2020
No quilting needed
by: Carol

Despite the name, most crazy quilting is not actually quilted. They often do not have batting in between the top surface and the backing fabric either.

The embroidered blocks are sometimes "tied" to the backing fabric with small stitches to keep them from slipping. These stitches can be buried in seams so that they are not immediately visible. Or they can be positioned at the corners of blocks in a regular pattern.

Of course, there are no rules, and if you feel that you would like to put batting in and secure it with machine quilting there is no reason why you cannot do so. After all, it is your quilt.

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