Most of these are lap / twin size quilts. We have had a group of ladies that tied the twins for us as a small group for many years, but due to age, agility, and other issues; this has tapered off, and our Comfort Quilts group has a back log of quilts that need to be tied so they can go to forever homes.
I volunteered to take a group of 10 twin size quilts and machine tack them rather than tying them. These were already enveloped and turned with batting when i got them.
It worked really well, to use the memory function on my Janome! I started with a knot, then programmed one of the decorative stitches that looks like an asterick and finished with one more knot and a thread cut. It took some smoothing, pressing, and pinning to do this without getting wrinkles. But I got them all done.
On a few of them, when the back was really smooth, I used my serpentine stitch and followed the seams for a really firm hold.
Here are 7 of the 10 I did.... somehow all the pictures didn't upload to photobucket from my phone.