Here are some things that I have decided....
Printing the pattern on the computer...YES! I was afraid that the ink would show if I only used two strands and that I wouldn't get the design totally covered by my floss. My only mis-hap...allow seam allowances. I've already talked about that and I know that my blocks have issues. I will explain how to print them out next week on the Hillbilly Handiworks blog.
Two or Four Strands...My teenage boy says two strands for sure. Now this is kind of scary coming from a teenage boy, but he has grown up with me quilting his whole life and learned to work a sewing machine at age three, so he probably knows his stuff. I do like the 4 strands if I want a very primitive look though.
What do you think? 4 strands on the left; 2 on the right.
Thin fusible batting on the back of the stitching...(instead of interfacing)...I LOVE IT!! I don't have any wrinkle problems; the blocks did not stretch out of shape so there is no worries from piecing it first. ( This is very very thin. It comes on a bolt.)
If you have no idea what I am talking about; I talked about all this on my previous post that you can find RIGHT HERE.
Finally, I have a question for you some of you. Is Cottage Garden thread more like Cosmo or DMC floss? Does anyone know? The colors are so beautiful for Cottage Garden!!
Oops had to come back and edit and sign my name so Chooky wouldn't pull out the whip on me.