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Thread: 3-D pinwheels question

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    Senior Member CindyinNY's Avatar
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    I just saw this tute: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-57715-1.htm

    I love it and I want to make a baby quilt but I can't do the top quilting. I only have a regular sewing machine.
    Can I still make a pinwheel quilt without doing any top stitching?

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    You can do top stitching on a regular sewing machine, so I'm not sure what your question is.

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    Is your problem that you don't have an embroidery foot for free motion quilting? It would not be as stunning, but you could tie the quilt.

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    You could still do SID, just use a stilleto to hold down the loose pinwheel edges :D:D:D

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    I quilt all my quilts on a regular home sewing machine. In fact, I use a vintage sewing machine with a small harp. It can be done. It is easier with a thin batting like warm and natural. Do not use a high loft batting unless you plan to tie the quilt.

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    Many, many quilters do all their sewing on a "regular" sewing machine. Sometimes it takes a bit of forethought, a bit of ingenuity and sometimes a bit of luck, but it can be done!

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    go for it you just need a straight stitch to do that

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    I have an XL3022 Brother machine and it's 14 years old. The feed dog can't be lowered. I have a walking foot on order through Amazon.com though. I've only made a table runner and placemats, both of which I stitched in the ditch. Only batting I've used so far is low loft.
    I'm so inexperienced at all this.

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    If your concern is the 3-D pinwheels, just don't quilt over them. (just around them.) Go by the distance give on the batting, as to how much (maximum) space to put between the stitches.

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    You don't need to lower the feed dogs for top stitching and my older brother has a plastic piece that sits over the feed dogs to allow you to use as if they were lowered

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