My local quilt shop, Quilters Haven, now stocks Pellon wadding - it is great for runners and bags, and this one is fusible. My top tip is to iron the wadding onto the backing fabric (fusible side of your wadding to the wrong side of your backing fabric).....
.....then I layer the runner on top. If you don't use the fusible wadding, a quick spray of 505 will do the trick - I also use this to spray-baste the top of the runner to the wadding - this saves a lot of time and effort! This is a favourite pattern by AnnAKa, and is from Quiltemagasinet issue 4 2007, "Kle kjokkenet i 60-tansdrakt".....
..... I always use a slightly larger stitch for machine quilting (about 3mm), and I always use a walking foot - firstly I quilt "in-the-ditch" to stabilise the runner, then I use a Hera marker to "mark" my quilting lines - these ones are approximately 1/2" from the seam lines..... this silk finish thread sews beautifully, and has a lovely sheen to it. I might just have to invest in some more reels in other colours - if Heather and Eva are reading this, they know that I hardly have ANY quilting threads hehe!!
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