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Thread: Ahhhhh man! Stippling.....

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    Junior Member alderdweller's Avatar
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    Ahhhhh man! Stippling.....

    So, I finally got up the courage to try stippling on a quilt. I was doing pretty good, getting the hang of it, when after stippling about a 10 inch square I finally decided I should check the back. Well duh, of course the edge of the quilt was caught under it. I found out...1. There's a lot of stippling in a small space. 2. Stippling is difficult to unsew. 3. I decided I didn't want to stipple after all on this particular quilt, so will be using a different method. Ayyyeyiieeeyiieeee!
    Oh, and most important 4. Check your bottom soon after a few stitches!

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    Been there, done that, bought the shirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartan View Post
    been there, done that, bought the shirt!:d
    ditto!!!!!
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    Ah, join the crowd. I like to zigzag the edges of my quilt together after I've quilted the body, but not the border. I didn't on the last one and you won't believe how many times an edge folded back and got caught. Lesson learned.

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    Sorry to hear about that. Don't feel too bad. I did the same thing the other night. Grrrrrr! Doing the frog stitch.
    Rip it, Rip it.

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    What can I say. I spent about 4 minutes making a huge mess (before I realised) and 2 hours of unpicking.

    A lesson well learnt lesson from that experience - I check the back after a few stitches.

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    I thought I learned that lesson too! NO! So you have to check more often, specially after you turned the quilt and I do that quite a lot.
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    When I first started doing FMQ, I found it very difficult to stipple. I did better with loops & swirls, stars, hearts, etc. so I perfected those first, then tackled the stippling. I am much better at it now. I don't really care to do it - I find it boring, but sometimes it's the right look for certain quilts.

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    That happened to me too and it sure took a lot of patience to rip the stitches.

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    I hate it when I do that...just did it last week! It does take more time to rip then to sew
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