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Thread: I'm in a stippling rut...everybody loves it though!

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    Just finished going to the link, thanks, very helpful. Pebbling sounds neat too. It is true, that once it's all quilted and washed it's hard to find the mistakes!

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    I stencil patterns onto the quilt and then stitch them.

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    thanks for the link I could watch it all day

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    Thanks everybody!! I have only done SID and need to move up :D:D
    Great thread.

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    Easy ones are loops with stars, swirls, hearts. Curliques like question marks are easy for me and they don't have to be perfect to look good. I'm not good at flowers yet. I'm getting better with following the pattern, but still go off the lines all the time. I like to draw a design and trace over it onto Sukly Solvy. Then I pin that onto the fabric and quilt it. You trim away the bulky part of the extra and the rest washes away. For practice, you could make a sandwich with a nice floral or kids design and practice going around the shapes. It helps build confidence.

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    Thanks for the link. Really nice. :)

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    Here's a site of quilting stencils that I check out sometimes to give me some ideas.

    http://quiltingstencils.com/

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    quiltingcreations.com is another nice site for stencils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I want to try feathers but they intimidate me. Someday maybe I'll get up the nerve.
    Me, too!! :oops:

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    Try using stencils and Golden Threads tracing paper. Available at your LQS, the paper comes on a roll in 2 widths. Trace your design on one piece of paper, stack up to 10-15 levels of paper, then stitch the design with a 14-16 needle (to make larger holes) without thread. That gives you multiple copies of your design. Pin the copies on your quilt where you want the design, then, using your free motion foot, stitch the design on your quilt. http://www.goldenthreads.com/t-sewin...-quilters.aspx
    On my current quilt I used one stencil to do the borders and another full-page stencil for the overall design. Easy and faster than trying to draw on your quilt. Because the paper is slightly heavier than tissue paper it's easy to rip off when you're finished stitching.

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