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Thread: Looking for FMQ Quilting Ideas

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    Super Member Midwestmary's Avatar
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    I'm finally getting the courage to break out of stippling everything :) My question is how do you determine what type of quilting to use - for example, I have a feathered star and a Pineapple quilt tops completed but am stuck as to how to quilt them. I've been looking through old magazines at the pictures for inspiration...any other ideas?

    I find that I enjoy the piecing process more than the quilting...but want to get going actually completing something :wink:

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    You might get ideas at theses websites:

    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/
    http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/
    http://quiltingstencils.com/

    Also, Connecting Threads has a nice selection of books on quilting designs, usually on sale, too.

    Good luck and be sure to post photos of your creations!
    Karen

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    If your love is creating quilt tops, you might consider sending your tops out to be machine quilted. That's what a lot of quilters do now so they can continue to make more quilts.

    I run a machine quilting business - "JuneBug Quilting" and would be more than happy to quote you some prices. Or you may know someone in your area.

    In general, a machine quilter will either use a "Panto" design, or "custom" quilt a unique design of your choice, or theirs. There are so many choices, but in my experience (30+ years of quilting), the simpler the design, the more beautiful the result.

    If you're looking to hand quilt, there are tons of books out there with quilt designs. Echo quilting - 1/4 " from the edge - is always beautiful.
    Let me know if I can help any further. Good luck.

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    I FMQ'd my second time using hearts with a little curly-q between each one. For some reason it worked out really well for me. I purposely made each heart a different size and shape and it turned out so cute!

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    Thanks so much for the help and the links! Love this forum!

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