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Thread: McKenna Ryan Pattern Question

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    If you have made a McKenna Ryan quilt, I have some questions. Did you quilt it yourself? If you sent it out to a LA did you topstich the fused parts down first? The way I read the pattern was that the fused parts get secured with the quilting but if I send it out to be quilted then all I am doing is fusing the pieces on, right?

    Marie

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    Super Member Grama Lehr's Avatar
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    Good questions!! I love applique, so I will watch for the answers. I love McKenna Ryan designs, which one are you working on?

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    I satin stitched all the applique pieces.......then had it machine quilted.

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    I blanket stitch all fusible pieces down and then machine quilt.

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    Many of the ones I've seen (pictures) have a chicken wire quilted design. While I did my own narrow one on a rooster hanging, is there a pattern for it or is it something a LA'er can do?

    Other than the border, what more quilting needs doing?

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    I did satin stitch or straight stitch around all pieces and quilted them myself. Sometimes I layer before I straight stitch around pieces and then when I do, it is quilted.

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    most long arm-ers are not going to stitch your appliques for you- or if they do they will charge you dearly for it-
    your appliques need to be stitched before sending to a long arm quilter-
    for her patterns it is best to use a stablizer behind the blocks when stitching the appliques down- a good-new sharp needle is a must-
    i took a class with one of her quilts a few years ago and we used a fusable non woven stablizer behind each block to stitch the appliques down - worked quite well.

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