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Thread: Help to find where to quilt

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    I bought the most wonderful bright and gay backing fabric ---2 1/2 metres from my chimney sweep's wife black background and called champagne party, then found a top that matched ALL colours and odd black squares with party masks ------perfect!!
    Hope to make a quillow which have never done before AND altho [don't laugh plse] have made over 20 quilts , self taught, have only ever stitched in the ditch ,will ALWAYS hand quilt but do machine 1st stage of binding .
    The pattern of top consists of 2 1/2 inch squares "around the world" 49x72 inches[ of course !] plse will you advise me where you suggest I quilt, had thought staight line [easy!] diagonally but was told by a knowledgeable lady that this could be difficult as the corners of the squares are more bulky. It was suggested that I quilt in a staight line across middle of squares ; any more suggestions please? Thanks

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    Have you tried this method to reduce the bulk at the intersections?

    http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com...lat-seams.html

    It makes a world of difference in the thickness of the intersecting seams. I do mine this way all the time now. It takes a little longer, but is well worth it!

    Alternatively, you could stitch a serpentine or wavy stitch back and forth over the seams and avoid the intersections. My machine has a serpentine stitch, but if yours doesn't you could just move the fabric back and forth to do the same.

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    thanks for the tip ,only ever quilt by hand HATE HATE maching ,never feel in charge , but do so enjoy hand quilting which can be done anywhere.

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