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Thread: I need opinions :)

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    Hi, I'm new here! I have just about finished a quilt top for my daughter's birthday (she's turning 1) and I can't decide how to quilt it. I'm debating between stippling and straight line quilting (with lines 1/4" outside each of the sashing seams). And I also can't decide what color would look nice for the quilting thread. I was thinking pale pink or pale blue if I do stippling, and gray to match the sashing if I do straight line.

    Also...I'm getting something weird with my sewing machine. It's not that I get loops on one side whenever I sew---that I would know how to fix (tension)---but I'll get 5 normal stitches, then one that seems a little loose, then 8 normal stitches, then one that seems a little loose. Any thoughts?

    Thanks so much :)
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    Welcome from Louisiana. I think maybe a combination of quilting would be cute. When I have stitch problems I go back to basics. Change needle, re thread top and bottom thread, clean and oil (if it is the type to oil) and try out on scrap fabric. Have a happy Sunday:)

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    i spy some amy butler fabs there! ""drool""
    love the dark sashing too.
    nice job

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    I like it, maybe a strong Pink vs a pale pink for quilting as far as the stitches check the boobin, I find that when the boobin whines uneven my machine does the same thing just my two cents.

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    Lintu, your quilt is beautiful! Erstand947 gives you good advice. Iíve fixed issues by simply re-threading my machine, not sure why this works but it does. Another tip just go back to the most recent thing that youíve changed on your machine Ė that is where youíll find the problem. Hope this helps.

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    really like your quilt- what size block are those

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    I like to use verigated thread. I think a combo of stippling and straight would look nice. I think I would stipple the sashin, though, to make the blocks stand out and do the straight stitching in the blocks. That's just me but you asked!

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    cute quilt. how about a variegated thread pinks and blues. I would quilt some circles in the gray -- pick up on the pattern on the fabric. Then do either a meander or loops in the blocks. Or meander with hearts.

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    I like your quilt. Your daughter will love it.

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    Like your fabric and color choices! Amy Butler fabrics are so nice. I think your quilting plan sounds great. Be sure and post a pic when you get it finished.

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