I taped my pattern to the cutting mat and then taped my fabric too. The Frixion pen was actually helpful and quick to mark. But looks like lot of different reviews about these.
Here is a picture of my quilt all marked:
|Wholecloth Quilt marked|
I didn't get a chance to go to Joann fabrics to get some starch. So, decided to make it myself. In India, we wear lot of cotton material due to the hot weather where I grew up. So, we starch our clothes for a nice stiffness. I boiled some rice with lot of water and then filtered it out. Added some more water to dilute the starch and soaked the per-washed fabric. Right away, ironed the fabric it and nice and stiff but not too stiff. I still need to play with the stiffness. Will have to see how my project turns out after quilting.
Here is a picture of the quilt all basted and ready to be quilted.
I used the elastics like Leah had mentioned in her post for Quilt Along Week 10.
|Wholecloth quilt basted and ready to be quilted|
I had too used the Frixion pens from Pilot. So, I need get the quilting done soon so that it doesn't disappear in the hot weather.