I really had fun making a baby quilt and would like to pursue quilting more, but have some very basic questions.
I used wool batting because I liked the feel of it and did find it very easy to work with, but how will it wear, and should I use something else next time?
I bought "quilting cotton" solids from Joanne fabrics and it seemed very loosely woven and cheap. People thought it was flannel. It didn't seem like something that would hold up with multiple washings. It would have felt better if it had more of a polished cotton kind of feel. What should I have used?
My favorite part of making the quilt was the hand quilting. I found the cutest border pattern for stitching that had simple little mice following each other (tails ended at the nose of the next one. Can I design a quilt around mice? lol.
Any and all general pointers on getting started would be appreciated. Like "What I wished I had known when I started...."
I really enjoy reading all your discussions here. Thanks for helping!