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Thread: What do Judges Look for in Pieced Quilts?

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    What do Judges Look for in Pieced Quilts?

    The list from the NQA - "What do Judges Look for in Pieced Quilts?"

    http://www.nqaquiltshow.org/Show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central Ohio Quilter View Post
    The list from the NQA - "What do Judges Look for in Pieced Quilts?"

    http://www.nqaquiltshow.org/Show
    Then click the tab that says "Tip of the Day"

    I wonder if the tip will change tomorrow?

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    Very informative!
    Not that I anticipate entering a show anytime soon, if ever, but the standards are good to aim for anyway.

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    Thanks for sharing - that was interesting

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    In the article, it says to look over your quilt for mistakes. In my opinion, you would be better served to have someone else look over the quilt, especially a fellow quilter. Because you have looked at this quilt so much, you may not see any errors or problems, someone with a fresh eye will see the problems. This is what I do when I finish a top and am ready to load it onto the longarm.
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    I think the overall design and colors are more important then perfectly matched seams. I could never be a judge. LOL
    Got fabric?

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    Interesting points. What is a false back. "False backs are not permitted on competition quilts."

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    A false back is a back that doesn't have the same quilting lines as the front of the quilt. Some people do their quilting and if they have some puckers, they apply another backing over the entire quilt back to disguise it. Another method used is to quilt the front to just the batting and then apply the back with minimum quilting lines to hold the sandwich together. Both of these would be considered a "false back".

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    After seeing the quilts that make into the shows, I can only dream of doing something half as nice. Worth reading - thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashnquilt View Post
    In the article, it says to look over your quilt for mistakes. In my opinion, you would be better served to have someone else look over the quilt, especially a fellow quilter. Because you have looked at this quilt so much, you may not see any errors or problems, someone with a fresh eye will see the problems. This is what I do when I finish a top and am ready to load it onto the longarm.
    I could send my husband to look over the quilt LOL. He is very critical of my quilting, sometimes a good thing, but sometimes a very bad thing.

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