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Thread: From Don-isewman--???

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    I don't think you even need to use a quilt or wallhanging. I think a plain fabric with a contrasting thread, while perhaps not what you might use in a real project, would accent the stitches you are demonstrating. The group could better see how your stitches are made and how they work together, rather than blend into a patterned background.
    Exactly what I was thinking!! Even if it is only straight line stitches, they will be seen easily for a class/demo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    I don't think you even need to use a quilt or wallhanging. I think a plain fabric with a contrasting thread, while perhaps not what you might use in a real project, would accent the stitches you are demonstrating. The group could better see how your stitches are made and how they work together, rather than blend into a patterned background.
    Total agree with quiltmom. Demonstration is about your hand quilting not the quilt top.


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    If you really need a quilt top, there is a pattern called Easy Breezy. Fabric requirements: 2 yards of focus fabric; 1st border fabric; 5-6 coordinating fabrics for piano key boarder. Trim selveges off focus fabric, add one 2-1/2" border around, and final piano key border of strips 4" to 6" long of various widths. It really is easy breezy.

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    go to u-tube and see 10 minute quilt blocks, you can make one in just a couple of hours and then do echo quilting or swirls to show off your skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    I don't think you even need to use a quilt or wallhanging. I think a plain fabric with a contrasting thread, while perhaps not what you might use in a real project, would accent the stitches you are demonstrating. The group could better see how your stitches are made and how they work together, rather than blend into a patterned background.
    I agree with this also..
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    From Don-isewman THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. I know I have until, Oct, to figure something out. I may just do something, in white/off white, and just show, my stitches. Or maybe something, in just a simple/quick wall hanging. Again THANK YOU, EVERYONE, on your suggestions.

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    When I took my hand quilting class - the instructor provided us with squares of white cloth and batting - I think they were about 16 -18 inch squares -

    Then we were shown how to mark the design, layer the three thicknesses, and then how to stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isewman View Post
    I'm asking for a little help. I need a quilt top FAST. The reason, I'm asking is at my Oct quilt meeting, were going to have some different demo's, from our group, going on. I was ask to do a demo, on my hand quilting, technique, I use. Me being a person, of not being very courages, I said yes. I thought, of using my GFgarden, quilt top. But, I may be thru with it, before Oct's meeting. I thought, of a quilt top, because, that is what I make most of the time. Not much on wall hanging's, unless it catches, my eyes. Don
    As a teacher by profession (AP calculus for 25+ years) I would like to put in my 2 as to what would be best for your "students" to see. Since this is to be a demonstration I'm thinking there will be clusters of people moving from one demo to the next. Probably small enough groups so that everyone gets a "close up" look. That being the case - and your technique being the point of the demo - here is my thought... As others have said, plain whole cloth with contrasting thread will give the best visual. What I would add to that is by way of preparation for your "class", consider basting your quilt sandwich together emphasizing 10" or 12" pseudo blocks. That way each time one group moves on and the next group arrives you can begin in a new "block" showing them how you start, handle curves, points, etc. and then end. Each of your groups will get the whole package and your technique will be the star of the show.

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