Back in 2000, my daughter thought it would be great to make a quilt for her future in-laws 30th wedding anniversary. My daughter doesn't quilt but her mother does!
I wasn't doing this alone. She was going to learn!
Fast forward 13 years ...... the quilt has been used and washed and used and washed again (Isn't that what it is for?).
As you can see by the picture, a lot of the stitching has 'popped'. Now I am in the process of un-stitching it so I can re-quilt it.
Why did it do this?
Did we use the wrong thread? (We used YLI quilting thread in the top and regular piecing 50 wt. thread in the bobbin).
Someone suggested that because we stitched on the bias and the fabric stretched, the thread did not so it 'popped'.
Was it just from 13 years of much loved use?
Stitching length too short?
Any suggestions or thoughts?
(please be kind ...... this is why I don't quilt much ..... I don't know what I'm doing but I'm great at hand work ;>))