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Thread: Quilting designs for the machine quilter

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    Hi, I'm Lindy.
    I'm new to this message board. I have a question regarding designs for machine quilting. I have made 1 quilt so far and used the basic stitch in the ditch method. I now am starting a second quilt and realized that I don't know how to do anything else! How do I put a design on the fabric to quilt it, where can I find these designs, and how does it work? I know, lots of questions but if you could help me at all I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Super Member mommamac's Avatar
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    have you come across Leah Day's work? This may be helpful...

    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...nd-design.html

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    Yes, she's wonderful. Here's my problem. I don't trust myself enough to freehand the design onto the quilt. I was looking for ways to possibly put the design onto the fabric so that I could quilt it that way. I did see all of Leah's books and DVD's along with her webiste. I will look at all those. thanks.

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    I have a friend who prints out simple designs on a thin paper (she uses thin newsprint drawing paper for children), pins it in place and then sews right over the paper.

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    Welcome from Louisiana:) Stencils are a good way also.
    http://www.quiltingstencils.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Welcome from Louisiana:) Stencils are a good way also.
    http://www.quiltingstencils.com
    These are so pretty!! thanks for the great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymm
    I have a friend who prints out simple designs on a thin paper (she uses thin newsprint drawing paper for children), pins it in place and then sews right over the paper.
    what a great idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    have you come across Leah Day's work? This may be helpful...

    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...nd-design.html
    Great blog, thanks for sharing!

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    welcome from minnesota. hope you get this dilemma resolved. :)

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    The stencil company moved to a location that is about 10 minutes from where I work. If you live in the area and call ahead, they will let you bring your quilt to the shop and help you pick out stencils! They are so nice and helpful!!

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