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Thread: Machine Quilting

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    Senior Member diannemc's Avatar
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    I am going to start doing small quilts for the preemie babys at the hospital. In order to get more done I feel machine quiting is what I need to do.. I have a older brother embroidrey machine that has a quilting card. Has anyone quilted use something like this? The quilts are 18 x 18. Any ideas..? :?:

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    a quilt that size would be perfect to do on the embroidery machine.

    i've put a 5 foot quilt on my embroidery machine.

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    Preemie quilts should have quilting only in the ditch. Their skin is
    very sensitive and the quilting is scratchy. I'd look up one of the
    sites that give instructions on what the requirements are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertdebbe
    Preemie quilts should have quilting only in the ditch. Their skin is
    very sensitive and the quilting is scratchy. I'd look up one of the
    sites that give instructions on what the requirements are.
    I have to agree with minimal quilting...having spent a good amount of time with preemies it really is better to have a stitch in the ditch or a big quilting outline design :wink:

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    We quilt for the preemies at the hospital here and they prefer hand tied. The quilts are 36X42. I agree that embroidery might be a bit scratchy.

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    How wonderful of you to make preemie quilts.

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    I think a quilting motif from your embroidery machine will work fine...just do not make it too elaborate...
    A simple quilting or tying works best for preemies...and as they are only 18" or so...less is best.
    Thankyou for making these quilts for these precious angels.
    Kirsten

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    Thanks for all you help..I am quilting one by hand. It is my first. I was quilting out of the ditch...I have a hard time in the ditch...My stitches are small but I can see where it might be too much quilting..I am going to do something different on next one..

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    Hey Deb good to see you here.



    Marynell

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    Check with the NICU at the hospital you will be giving the quilts to. We have done blankets for them, they must be cotton or flannel. We usually double the material & surge the ends.

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