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Thread: Meandering - It exhausts me!

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    Junior Member Dogwood Quilter's Avatar
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    Check this thread out. I've not tried it yet but everyone on the thread that has seems to say it works for them.
    Paths to Better Stippling/Meandering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood Quilter View Post
    Check this thread out. I've not tried it yet but everyone on the thread that has seems to say it works for them.
    Paths to Better Stippling/Meandering
    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. This looks like a much easier way to meander.

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    Hint:
    If your machine is setting on a table not in a table- put a rubber wedge type door stop behind it. By tilting the machine slightly your stitching is more visible and also less strenuous on your arms. Also take a break every 20 minutes.

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    I love doing meandering, but tend to hold my breath while concentrating not to cross lines or make sharp turns. Guess how blue in the face one can get when doing a king size quilt on a dm!

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    I don't like the curved bumps and the don't cross your lines type of meandering. Paisley or any of that type of rocking back and forth designs seem so much more natural to me. Check out DayStyleDesigns for tons of ideas for quilting designs.

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    I have done the method mentioned in that thread. I don't have many problems getting myself stuck anymore. I only did this type of meandering because that is what my son thought the quilt needed and it is for HIS son. I have six quilts waiting to be quilted. Going to do something I enjoy more for the next one!

    Then I will do something to "teach" me something new on the next. I try to alternate so that I can still enjoy my hobby while learning new things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sept97 View Post
    oh my I would give my right arm for an HQ16 but I can't justify the cost. How do you like it? I either do meandering or I use my janome 350e to embroider a design in each sandwiched square. Depends on my mood
    Love, love, love it! But yes, a big investment. I debated home improvements vs quilting machine, and decided I'd get a lot more enjoyment out of the quilting machine I find it interesting how my thinking has changed - what seems like an easy design on a home machine (eg, stitch in the ditch) is more complicated on a longarm (starting and stopping all those straight lines? No way). And vice versa - I'm loving pantographs and custom quilting now, designs that were too complex to do on the little machine. But meandering works for both

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    [I also test drove both the HQ16 and the Tiara (same machine - different badge) and LOVED it and want one!![/QUOTE]
    I am getting to like stippling and am a little nervous about making larger quilting look even. I've commented here several times how much I love the HQSweet16 that I've test driven several times. Keep hoping the universe will find a way for me to get one, though I don't know where I'd put it. A nearby longarmer has one - she's a sales rep, so next time I have something to quilt I'm going to go there and use it.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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