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Thread: Looking for quilting ideas for the Civil War Quilt

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    Junior Member 1000scraps's Avatar
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    Looking for quilting ideas for the Civil War Quilt

    As I participated in the Civil War Quilt I am now looking how to quilt...
    As there happened some things during the last years I had no time to finish! But now I am thinking of making this quilt into a real quilt but don't know what quilt pattern will do best!
    Are there anyone who sewed this quilt too and could make some suggestions?
    Here comes the picture, I hope it's allowed!

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    Thanks for your interest!

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    Super Member ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
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    I have always done machine quilting to look like what a hand quilter would quilt. It is what you feel comfortable doing. I like SITD with each block changing top thread as needed. Beautiful top.
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    Super Member Latrinka's Avatar
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    Wow, it doesn't need anything to make it any more beautiful! Since it is all different blocks, I would probably just straight line quilt sashings/cornerstones, and just follow shapes within each block.
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Super Member IrishgalfromNJ's Avatar
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    Beautiful quilt.

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    No quilting suggestions, but that's a beautiful quilt.

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Beautiful quilt! You don't mention if you plan to hand quilt or machine quilt. If hand quilting I would echo stitch a lot of the patchwork 1/4" from each seam with an occasional "fancy" motif placed here and there and even a bit of fill work like a cross hatch grid in strategic places. My very first quilt was a sampler quilt and this is how I hand quilted it. Here is a link. Sampler, hand quilted my first quilt This was also a very common way to quilt during the civil war era.

    If you are machine quilting you can go in many different directions with this. You can do it like the hand quilting recommendation or an all over. Some era friendly all over designs would be a Baptist Fan or all over cross hatch in a 1" grid, either straight or on point. Tight quilting was common during the CW due to the batting usually being hand carded wool or cotton which required quilting spaced no less than 2" apart. Today's batting allows you to quilt more widely spaced.

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