Here are my top 10 tips for sewing with voile
1. Press and Spray Starch fabric before cutting. Best
Press is a great product and great to use with voile.
2. Always backstitch (knot) at the start and finish of a seam. Voile does not seem to grab thread like quilters cotton, so this is really important.
3. Voile tends to fray a bit more than quilters cotton, so don't handle the fabric more then necessary.
4. Glue Basting is awesome. Really, awesome. With voile, it will make your sewing a million times easier. You can purchase tips here.
5. Switch to a smaller needle on your sewing machine. Size 9 or 11 work great.
6. Batting. 100% cotton Voile deserves 100% cotton batting. They work well together.
7. Creating your quilt sandwich. This part took some trial and error on my part. I use spray baste rather than pins. It seems to take a bit more spraying to keep the sandwich together. For mine, I used 505 spray. Maybe other brands would work differently, however, I did not test others.
8. Voile back your quilt! This was suggested to me and I am so glad I listened. Plus, Anna Maria Horner's voile is 54" wide, so there was less piecing of the back. The voile front and back makes the quilt so wonderful to cuddle with.
9. Binding. I was very timid to the thought of binding a quilt with voile and once again, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was! Hand sewing the binding so simple, as the needle glided right though.
10. USE IT! Don't let the voile sit in a corner. This is such awesome fabric, it deserves to be created into something amazing.
Good luck with sewing your voile. I know you can do it! These are just my tips, if you have more to add, I would love to hear them.