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Thread: How to quilt a Carpenter's Star?

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    Super Member Debbie B's Avatar
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    I just completed putting together a Carpenter's Star. I'm making it a lap quilt for a friend. Besides SID, how can I quilt it? Where would you put feathers? I do FMQ on my home sewing machine. I've been learning to do feathers, but I'm not good at a wreath. Do you know of any pictures on the board of feathered quilting of a Carpenter's Star? Any suggestions?
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    can we see pictures? that would help with some suggestions.

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    If you feel you are not good at feathered wreaths then do feathers in the borders and continuous curves in the center of all the star points and background units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    If you feel you are not good at feathered wreaths then do feathers in the borders and continuous curves in the center of all the star points and background units.
    When you say continuous curves...do you mean a meandering stipple? Feathers on the borders sounds good. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie B
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    If you feel you are not good at feathered wreaths then do feathers in the borders and continuous curves in the center of all the star points and background units.
    When you say continuous curves...do you mean a meandering stipple? Feathers on the borders sounds good. Thanks!!

    No, it is a type of outline quilting that outlines focus seam lines. Google "continuous curve quilting" and you will get loads of hits including you tube how to videos. It is one of those types of things that is very hard to explain in words but very easy to understand once you see pictures.

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    not sure about the quilting but the quilt is lovely - oh dear another bookmarked!!!!

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    Beautiful quilt!! the colors are great!!

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    That is a beautiful quilt. Great job.

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    Oooo very pretty! You have been given some great suggestions :D:D:D

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    Your star is soo pretty! I used scrappy fabs on mine and it did not stand out like yours does.. I too do not know how to quilt mine so I will watch for ideas on your thread..

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