But first, the unpebbling is done!
I think it took about 6 hours to pick out the 9 big circles of pebbles. but they are finally done and I didn’t accidentally rip the fabric. But I did have a lot of holes that I wanted to close up. To do that I spritz the fabric with water and then rub over the area with my hand. Steaming might work too. But I spritzed both sides and rubbed out the holes in just a few minutes then I loaded the quilt and left it to air dry.
This is the same are after the treatment. Ready for more pebbles!
Here’s a little hack that I meant to share a couple of weeks ago when I quilted these pebbles the first time.
Usually when I load a quilt and I know I’ll be doing ruler work I try to load the quilt about 5” away from the zipper edge. If it’s closer the edge of the ruler plate snags on the zipper and messes up my quilting line.
That annoys me and I forgot about that challenge when I loaded this quilt and I loaded it too close to the zipper edge.
I solved it with a piece of cardboard from a package of shirts. It needs to be a thin piece of cardboard or plastic that will bend easily. I taped one edge to the ruler plate wrapping cardboard the edges under the ruler plate The other end is taped to the longarm and wrapped to the side of the longarm base.
Smooth as butter and no more snags!
I love cheap and easy.