I took great photos this time to walk you through the process:
I had an old plastic cutting board sheet. (2 for a $1 at $1 store)
Secret Fabulous Sewing tool.
It will be much smaller.
Pin one corner.
Pinch the center of the top fabric.
It takes practice, but don't worry, you'll do this umpteen times.
Then pin in place.
You could use anything to stuff the quilt with really.
Polyfil tends to flatten over time. With foam, the quilt gets heavy, so I use it as a bed rather than a cover.
Stuff corners first, then the center.
Line up all your biscuits in the pattern you want.
I alternated the faces and the blue puppy fabric.
The foam made it to difficult to get the seams under the sewing machine properly.
I used hand quilting thread because it's strong. You can use whatever you want.
I find gray is a good thread color to use while quilting different colors of fabric. It doesn't really stand out on any other color.
This is called a back stitch. It is the strongest hand sewing stitch - similar to a machine stitch.
From the back side of the seam, bring your needle forward close to the edge.
You can use a 1/4" seam here. (This photo shows the needle a little too far out from the seam.)
Now put your needle in the fabric to the left of the first stitch. Make the stitch as wide or narrow as you want.
Put the needle in the fabric near the second stitch.
Do the 1/4" seam, unlike in this photo.
The further in the seam, the closer the biscuits are.
BUT, the smaller the quilt will be.
Again, it's hard to get the needle in there when it's close.
Continue sewing all the rows of biscuits together.
Baste the ruffle on one side, and gather the bobbin strings. Evenly space and pin the ruffle to the quilt.
Cut a backing fabric piece and hand sew.
I know that was quick on that step, but I forgot to take pictures.
There you go, your biscuit quilt. Spec sits on it in the kitchen while we eat :).
I like the way it came out. It will not work for covers though. You would have to use a very light weight stuffing. And since we live in San Antonio, TX, it would be too hot to cover up with.
Overall , fun to make if you want to do some hand sewing work.
I give it 4 buttons up, mostly because it's not neck friendly work.