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Thread: cross hatching behind an applique

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    I want to applique a design and then for my quilting I would like to do a small diagonal cross-hatch. I have seen this done on many quilts. Do I have to quilt by hand? How can I do free motion quilting without constantly having to go over the stitches which go around the applique?

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    You can't with cross hatching. Suggest you quilt arund the applique to contain that part and then machine qult up to that line. I don't know of any way you can avoid the start and stoping.

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    I think you might be able to if you mark your cross hatching with painter's tape and sew right up to where your stitching around your applique is. A lot of stopping and starting and a lot of ends to tie off, but I think it can be done.
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    I did cross hatch in the background of SunBonnet sue blocks by machine. I did start with zero stitch length,then 1 and up, then reaching the ending spot, down to 1 and zero again. each line.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v6...rrent=65a1.jpg

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    As a handquilter I don't have any problem with cross hatching. As a machine quilter what you might do is do all of your crosshatching and then do your applique on top of the quilted fabric. YOu might try a small sample to see if you liked the result.

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    I cheat... sometimes I'll do my quilting THEN put on the applique pieces :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I cheat... sometimes I'll do my quilting THEN put on the applique pieces :)

    makes sense to me ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I cheat... sometimes I'll do my quilting THEN put on the applique pieces :)
    I was going to say the same thing - but I call it expediency! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I cheat... sometimes I'll do my quilting THEN put on the applique pieces :)
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I cheat... sometimes I'll do my quilting THEN put on the applique pieces :)
    Thanks for the idea, that may make the most sense in this case.

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