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Thread: If machine and hand quilting, which comes first?

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    Member barbie50's Avatar
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    I have finished my first quilt, a "Lucky Stars." I plan to SID with machine and hand quilt hearts in the middle of each star. I assume I would do the machining first, but being new to this, thought I would ask the experts!

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    I would most definitely do the machine quilting first. Then the hand quilting.

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    In this case, I would machine first.

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    I have not done both, but I think that is the way I would do it. I have not really thought about doing both. I really think that I may just give it a try. Thanks for the idea:) Welcome from Louisiana:)

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    I like the idea of doing the major portion with the machine, but some hand quilting.

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    I did a windmill block quilt where every other block was solid. I stipled in the solid areas but left the windmills alone when all was said and done it looked like it was missing something, so I went back and hand quilted the windmills. It turned out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I would most definitely do the machine quilting first. Then the hand quilting.

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    Ditto :-D

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    Machine quilt first. This holds everything together for the hand quilting.

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    I agree with the 'machine quilt first' crowd.. Think of it as basting in preparation for hand quilting. It keeps everything from shifting. No need to baste! Lovely!

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    I've done this. I Machine quilt first, then hand quilt.

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