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We’re getting close to being done! Are you excited? I am. Not only because it means I can show you a new project (you are saving your edges from the sheets, right?) but because I’ll have a beautiful new quilt to go on my bed. One that isn’t solid white and magnetic to dog and cat hair. Or that calls to the dog to run and jump on the bed each time he has dirty feet. I had a vision of the beautiful white bedding that would make me want to crawl in and nap but in reality, I made the thing months ago and have used it for less than two weeks. I can’t wait for my new grey puff quilt to be ready to sleep under! Can you? No? Well then let’s get started!
What you’ll need: If we’re going to stuff the quilt, you need stuffing. To buy stuffing, you kind of need to know how you want it to feel. If you’ve spent any time in the craft section at any store, you’ll know you’ve got multiple options. Honestly, I felt lost when I first went to choose my stuffing. I decided that I wanted down-like softness that will hold it’s shape in the washing machine and that I didn’t want to pay a lot. Enter Morning Glory Cluster Stuff. It has the soft feel that I wanted, the package promises that it won’t lose shape when washed, and it was cheap. I like cheap. My closest Wal-Mart prices the 16 oz. package at $6.00 but the one an hour away in the town I go to often for pet supplies has it at $5.00 for the same exact thing. You can tell where I get mine at whenever I’m in the bigger town.
To stuff evenly, you need to have roughly the same amount of filling going into each squares. I recommend testing your squares until you get the desired puffiness you want by filling them with different amounts. Find the square you liked best and pull out that stuffing. Set it in front of you so you can measure it up to your handfuls that you pull out of the bag. Get the rest of the stuffing from the other squares and keep roughly the amount you liked in your hand. Does it look like the same amount that you have set aside? If yes, then stuff away!
You need to pin the tops closed after you stuff each one, but only put one pin in. Once you get each square in the row stuffed, lay it out on a flat surface to test that they all puff evenly. Use your hand on each square and press down and rub the material. Don’t be gentle. This will spread the stuffing out and tell you if you need to add more or take some away.
Once the entire row is stuffed to your satisfaction, sew a straight seam to close them all up at once. This row is now ready to be joined with the others to create your quilt top. Sew your rows together and join me here next week to learn how to attach them to your backing sheet.
Congrats on making it this far! As always, I’d love to see your creations made using this tutorial, feel free to leave a link to pictures in the comment area below as well as any question you may have. I’ll try to answer them to the best of my abilities.