I asked my Longarmer friends for suggestions on how to quilt it - and this is what we came up with.
A Ball point needle size 20 : Check
Polyester thread: Check
Be very careful around the seam intersections: Check
Be aware of the stretch: Double Check!
One thing I did forget to mention : not only was this Double Knit - it was textured. The texture made the knits a little thicker.
So... I dug in:
It was a very heavy quilt. And when loading it it already wanted to stretch. This is what it looked like fully loaded:
I then started quilting in a triangular fashion. I thought that adding texture with the texture would be fun! And would be a nice design. I also hoped that I could miss the heavy intersections and have wiggle room... I did!
One thing I did forget is... I am allergic to polyester. So next time I will remember to wear cotton gloves from the beginning. But the itch was WAY worth it. I believed that she is going to LOVE this quilt.
One thing I really had to watch was that it wanted to stretch out ( like horizontal) so I did use a few extra basting stitches.
One of my quilting friends wondered if it would be like minky - and I think my answer now is no. Minky usually doesn't have so many piecing seams - and each intersection caused the top to want to move... or give...