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Thread: Machine quilting question

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    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
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    I have an English Flower garden quilt and have no idea how to machine quilt it. I need some instruction because I usually just stitch in the ditch or straight line quilt with painters tape. I haven't quilted much and need some help.
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    I would stitch in the ditch around each flower & around the center of the flower. When I have a wider border like that, I print twinning leaves on sheets of paper, pin them to the border & quilt/stitch the lines on the paper.

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    Your quilt is going to be beautiful. Here's one that someone else on the board did an outstanding job on: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130784-1.htm
    She quilted just outside the ditch and did some hearts in the border and it looks great.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Very pretty!

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    I love how the blocks between the flowers seem to be floating kinda 3d.

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    I actually put it in the machine and tried to quilt around the flowers but I didn't know if I should be using the walking foot or just the stitch in the ditch foot. It seemed hard to turn the walking foot around every petal. Why didn't I think about the quilting when I chose the pattern!
    Thanks for your help. I'll give it another go!

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    Very pretty, I would do an all over meander or outline each hex.

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    I'm in the process of making Grandmother's Garden and plan to stitch around each petal. Your quilt is gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    I would stitch in the ditch around each flower & around the center of the flower. When I have a wider border like that, I print twinning leaves on sheets of paper, pin them to the border & quilt/stitch the lines on the paper.
    DonnaJean, I'm curious about how to machine quilt with paper. I never thought about doing that & it sounds great. Can you do that on a frame with machine? Is it regular typing paper and is it hard to tear away the stitches after sewn? Does it dull the needle? Sorry so many questions, but now I'm dying to try this. Debbie

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