I have ventured into big stitches using Perle 8 thread once before about a year ago. Not very successfully. However, I thought this modern quilt deserved that type of embellishment.
I'm not usually very patient and have never really been cautious with my projects. This time though, I really want to finish the project in one go. So I felt it was important to get the right batting and needle.
After trying 4 different battings using fat quarters as samples I made a decision to go with a smooth polyester that has a low loft.
a polyester with scrim that is often used with machine quilting
Next blog I'll show you my big stitches.