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Thread: machine quilting with decorative stitches

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    Great question Mbunny. Glad you asked it. Now my mind is whirling with possibilities.

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    It's so funny you asked that. I just did a little playing around with some of my "fancy stitches". I also LOVE multi-colored thread, though it is pricey. But when you use it on contrasting colors, and use the decorative stitch, I think it looks cool.
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    I think this is very attractive, these kind of stitches would be great worked into a childs quilt somehow, so nice and colourful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    Quote Originally Posted by MaxineB
    I've used the fancy stitches on a crazy quilt. I quilted over the seams...not in the ditch. I also used different stitches each with a different color thread to make it fun. This also gave me a chance to see how each stitch looked. You can't free motion with those stitches..or at least I don't think you can. Remember...no rules just play!
    When you did this, did you do it just on the top or threw all the layers? Also, did you use your walking foot with these decorative stitches, if you did it threw all the layers? Thanks, I guess I'm formatting another quilt yet in my mind? :lol:


    I used a regular foot-didn't have a walking foot at the time. I made the quilt sandwich and quilted threw all 3 layers. The batting was low loft, but I don't remember the brand. Before I did this, I made a small quilt sandwich with the top a small crazy quilt square. I played with that & then went to the real quilt! The backing was a multi colored print so the back stitches didn't show. The whole quilt was from scraps. I'll see if I can find a picture to post.

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    Love your sample. What kind of thread is that?
    Thanks in advance!

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    I have a christmas crazy quilt that I planning on quilting with my decorative stitches. It's on the top of quilts to finish!

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    I have sewn down binding using a fancy stitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do
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    Love your sample. What kind of thread is that?
    Thanks in advance!
    Superior Thread "Rainbows", "Midas Touch" Thanks!

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    Oh, that's adorable! Nice job!!

    I wouldn't consider blanket stitch a fancy stitch, but did use it to quilt and outline the package/bow at the same time. Used bright colored variegated thread and walking foot.

    The Happy Birthday card is not quilted down, only tacked in place so it has a little dimension to it.
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    I have used them on many quilts. The key is to not use those that are too dense.

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