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Thread: Do I need to take a few stitches for 15" block of quilt?

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    Hello! How's that for clear as mud! I'm new, and newer still to quilting, but have sewn all my life. I just finished a 35 1/2 X 49 1/2" quilt/wall hanging. It's a panel with 6 wildlife scenes that are about 15" square. It has 2 layers of lite poly batting, and 1 flannel layer between the top and back.

    I quilted between the frames and then the backing wrapped around and stitched to the front. Does this have enough to hold the batting in place, or do I need to make a few discreet stitches in each square?

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    Poly batting usually has to be quilted atleast every 4 sq inches... the best way to know how close the quilting needs to be, is to check the label on the packaging :D:D:D

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    Amma, you were right, every 4 inches right there on the package...so that will be first thing in the morning, I don't trust myself at the moment! :oops:

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    If it's a wall hanging, never to be washed, does it really need more quilting?

    I would personally want to quilt it more, just because I think quilting enhances the look of almost anything. But I don't think there would be any movement of the batting as long as it isn't washed.

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    If you don't quilt atleast every 6", you're batting will eventually SAG, down to the quilting. This I know...found out the hard way. Made a wall hanging for my sister a few years ago, and seven - eight months later, she calls me and says something happened to the wall hanging. She never washed it or anything...it just started to sag. A few extra stitches saves time and embarrassment!!!

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    Welcome, so glad you joined us.

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    Picture! Picture!!! :-)

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    If it is a wall hanging, seldom if ever to be washed, I'd say you're done. If there is any chance of it ever going into the washer you need more quilting. Check the batting package for a recommendation of how closely it needs to be quilted.
    In addition your quilt will look better if the quilting is relatively even in density across the entire top. You don't want to have some areas with lots of closely spaced quilting and some with hardly any. (Exceptions to this rule of course).

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    Didn't think to post the picture, probably due to being 'computer challenged', let's see if this works...

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    Let's see if this does it...

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