The oxy-action detergent worked so it all turned out great in the end with the red wine stain. Just a few notes about the materials.
All but one fat quarter of the patchwork fabric was thrifted from our home for both quilts.
The side panels on both and back of one quilt was a pair of curtains bought for £5 from a charity shop.
The back of another was a piece of duvet cover fabric given to me 2 years ago.
I played wild and free with thread and used up any old reels I had at home - really, sometimes I didn't even match the top to the bobbin!
The embroidery threads for the name plates and quilting stitches are at least 15 years old and are left overs from cross stitch kits.
So what about the batting or wadding? It was the only part of these quilts I had to purchase and I decided wisely. Take a look at this stuff...
This wadding is made from recycled plastic bottles. A queen sized piece like this uses 20 plastic bottles. This sort of product is right up my street. What a great idea! It has a sort of green hue to it but it is easy to put under the machine and looks and feels softer than polyester wadding. I highly recommend it from a sewing and environmental point of view. You can get it here at an online shop called cotton patch.
All in all it has been a fabulous first experience at quilting I will certainly continue to try new skills.
What have you learnt this week? Jo x