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Thread: another? from tapper

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    another? from tapper

    Hello to all my quilting buddies out there in cyber world! I hope things are going well for all of you.

    I have a question about the actual quilting. If I have a pattern that has a star inside a quilting block, how do I make the star stand out? Do I outline the star by quilting a quarter of an inch inside or outside the star?
    I guess what I want to know is how to make an area POP? Should the quilting be inside or outside the area?

    Thanks to you.....from tapper.

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    Outline the star by SID then quilt outside of the star with close meandering or some other background fill. This should make your star pop.
    Laurie in NYC

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    I agree with nycquilter. Here is a pic of one I did this way. As you can see I am a better quilter than picture taker.
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    That looks really nice!!!!

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    Many thanks nycquilter and Kat Sews. I think I have a handle on it now.

    I hope you both have a great day.
    From a grateful...tapper.

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    my goodness, that is amazing. I learn so much, here!
    thank you for sharing that picture!

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    That is a really sweet looking star and a great example.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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