Sep 13, 2016: Chloe is happy with the first sample. We are doing a round two to iron out more details.
Sep 29: The wool is here--grey this time. I have ordered 2 yards of Kona Cotton Black for backing (hat lining). Will do a 1" x 1.25" diamond this time.
Oct 01: Today Todd Brown of Legacy Quilting made us a pattern that will exactly fit our fabric & my machine -- 12 x 60 diamonds that are 1.25" x 1.0"
Oct 05: The black backing/lining is here.
Oct 13: Prepped. Loading. Setting the tension is tricky since I dont have any scraps. Wait! I have small trimmings where I squared the wool. Quilted first 12 x 60 hatch. I wasn't clear as to inches vs. diamonds I need so I have asked again for what I need.
Oct 14: I have the new pattern.
Oct 15: I am not satisfied with the new pattern & brainstorming as to what to do.
Oct 16: Learned that to get a contiguous cross hatch pattern, the number of diamonds across may be 59.5 or 60.5, either of which is acceptable. Thanks so much Todd Brown of Legacy Quilting for your patient persistence in getting us the hatch we need. Programmed IQ so ready to complete the quilting.
Oct 17: Quilted.
Feb 18, 2018: Never heard from Chloe again but this was not the way to go for them.
Aug 29, 2016: Got an email today from Love Your Melon. They need a longarmer to sew cross hatching on some wool fabric that will be cut & sewn into baseball caps to raise money for their non-profit organization."Love Your Melon is an apparel brand on a mission to put a hat on every child battling cancer in America and support the fight against pediatric cancer." I responded immediately--would love to have a part in this venture.
Aug 31: Chloe & I talked about what is needed. I will receive a wool sample, interface it & use solid black as a backing/lining. I just happen to have a whole set of cross hatch patterns of various configurations. Surely one of them will be prefect for this trial sample. Contacted Superior Threads about the best thread for this project but for the sample will just use some So Fine! 50 wt. I have in stock.
Sep 06: The wool is here.
Sep 07: Prepping including stabilizing the wool. Programmed IQ. Quilting a 60"x36" sample. Made an executive decision to use a thread to match the Logan Green wool so I can quilt one row 15" x 60". That may well be all the sample that is needed. Will talk to Chloe in the morning. Uh oh. The back is showing that the cross hatch lines are not stitching evenly. I have no idea why. What a bummer way to end the evening.
Sep 09: Doing further tests & getting good results. Don't need interfacing. Will probably use liner w/Bottom Line. Experimented all day with thread & pattern density. Will ship the sample tomorrow.