Speaking of the 422 quilts my mom has made--here is the top in question. Nice and scrappy---I believe she said she sewed and cut her way through " a large shopping bag of binding ends, miscuts etc., a couple of shoe boxes and a 2 gallon freezer bag". Sure made a pretty quilt! For the last few years she has sent some quilts to Novgorod, Russia by way of the Fellowship of Christian Farmers which has their headquarters in their little town in IL. This will be heading there as it is large and more bedsized which the matrons have indicated is a better options for their facility.
I have to wonder if that tension rod and clips would work at my house. How wide is my hallway anyway? Could you imagine DJ's being put out of Quilt Holder position! Lately I have put a few on his bedroom floor which is the biggest expanse of floor space in the house for those quick snaps. He may get a little tired of me tracking strings in there too BUT what ammunition when he acts so put out about holding one up for me. In all fairness, he doesn't gripe all the time so it must just be bad timing on my part.
Okay, the batting question for Finn, Judy and my mom. We use Hobb's polyester 3.3 oz (their lowest loft) , 48 inch x 60 yards and order 4 at a time--we just opened the third roll (2nd roll was opened in late April. ) This stuff is not all wiry like some I have seen--rather soft actually. The quilts will be a little puffy and cuddly plus stand up to the washing. That may be frowned on by the quilting purist but I believe that is why the ditch stitching makes the block components stand out more. I do like 80-20 for my own stuff--ha, like I do my own stuff--depending on the project. Of course the quilting does mash it down a bit--what I might struggle to get under the feed dogs at first is easier in the middle of the project. We did try a roll of 80-20 at one point that Susan got for us in error--while one girl may have an allergy problem to the poly and another who free motions is not fond of it at all, most of us prefer the puffiness part since it is for the kids.
So, soon time to go walk. Except for the shoes not being on I am at least remotely ready. Been up since 6--sorted and started the laundry, dressed for a change, picked up my room and even made the bed, LOL. A few things in the sewing room need putting away but I'll be back to quilting these last four in the stack over the holiday weekend. Then, no excuses---it will have to be round robin time.