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    Super Member GwynR's Avatar
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    There is another way to do it and that's add batting and do fancy stitches around your applique. Then when you get the top done you add a whole piece of batting and backing and quilt. We are learning this technique in a Bernina
    Features Class I am taking. It's a real learning experience. We do a new block each month, and the blocks are spectacular!

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    Quote Originally Posted by star619
    You do have another option. I only do the tops of my quilts, and send them to a quilter (fabulous) who does
    "raw-edge applique." Trusting her, I sent my iron-on applique top to her. She not only secured the edges, she did all the detail work that you see here. It caught my breath when I opened the package from the post office. She turned it into a work of art! IMHO
    Your chicken quilt is spectacular! Would love to see some closeups of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Yes do everything before you sandwich...stitch around all appliques to hold them in place and do your decortive stitching
    I agree, much easier this way. Beautiful design by the way.

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    Oh, thank you all! I appreciate the info so much.
    I was getting close to panic mode and couldn't find much help in the few books that I've got here. I knew I could count on you for guidance.
    Star619 your chicken quilt is fabulous! And it definitely IS a work of art.
    Thanks everyone.

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    I love your quilt, good job for your first try!! Do the stitching before the quilt sandwich, zig zag or fancier stitches. It was much easier for me to do it that way. For some reason, my fancier stitches don't work as well when going through the quilt sandwich layers.

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    This is going to be lovely. I generally prefer to do most of the stitching before I sandwich the fabric and start quilting. Just remember that anything you stitch after you sandwich the fabric will show on your quilt backing.

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    Love your choice of colors, it's going to be gorgeous! Star 619, did you make that beautiful chicken quilt for ME??:-)
    Just kidding, but not kidding about it being beatiful!

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    I don't have an answer but your quilt is really pretty.

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    Stitch before and depending on the stitch you use you may need the stabilizer behind. I use the tight satin stitch and wall paper liner from Lowe's as the stabilizer. It tears away after stitching. Your poppies are looking great. Also love Maggie Walker's chickens.

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    The poppies are EYE POPPING!!! Gorgeous!

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