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Thread: Advice for quilting

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    Senior Member LLWinston44's Avatar
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    Advice for quilting

    I made a tumbler (3") for my nieces brand new baby. I normally send my quilts out for quilting, but this is so little I just want to do it. Straight lines only, is all I can do at the moment, and I'm not even very good at those. Lol SID seems like a lot but doing diagonal straight lines across the whole thing doesn't seem like it would look good.

    Ideas would be welcome and appreciated.
    Kim

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    I just Googled "tumbler quilt images" and came up with this - 1/4" away from all the seam lines.

    http://tinyurl.com/ct7ucgt
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    Oh I really like that!! What would the "path" be? One tumbler at a time? Or straight across row by row, then staggard down, row by row?
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    I'm lazy ;-) so I wouldn't do one tumbler at a time. I'd stitch it as continuous lines, the straight lines would be a snap, and the other edges you'd have to zig-zag but they shouldn't be too hard either. Just stay on one side of a seam line until you get all the way across the top, then you can do the other side of the seam line.
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    yep, go across one line of tumblers to the other side, again on next "row" and so on. then from top to bottom also. should look great!!

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    i have started using my decorative stitches for things like this. just a wavy line. still straight rows sewing but makes a nice look.
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    Should I still use the walking foot?
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    I would use the walking foot. Getting coordination down for FMQ takes practice

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    That is really cute! I plan to make a tumbler quilt too so I'll have to remember that!

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    I would do straight lines across, but vary the width. Do some a 1/4 in apart and others an inch. Maybe use a zig-zag stitch for it too!

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