I love to quilt, but it’s a rare event that I actually make a whole quilt complete with binding. Rather, I like making quilted stuff: Things that involve quilting that I can incorporate into an item, like a purse, or a Patchfolio. Small panels are SO much easier to quilt – no sweating or tachycardia involved.
I only JUST discovered that I can save a lot of time by quilting several panels at the same time. I’ve done up to 3 Mini Patchfolio covers at the same time. Less turning around time = less overall quilting time. This works great, especially if you are just quilting with straight lines.
I laid the panels out on the batting, then pinned them in place. Then, I cut the batting slightly larger than the pieces and started quilting. When I was sewing across the length of the panels, I just kept sewing over the batting until I was sewing up onto the other panel.
I use Warm ‘n Natural batting for all my quilting projects. I’m not sure if this method would work if you were using thin polyester batting because it isn’t as dense.