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Thread: Mixed hand and machine quilting

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    I agree to put it away for a bit and then decide when you aren't so frustrated. But in general, I think it's ok to mix machine and hand quilting in the same project. Life's too short to hand quilt in the ditch!

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    I agree with "it's your quilt, do it your way." I would have never thought to do both, but if I saw some nice examples of both being done, I'm sure I'd do the same thing!

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    I do both machie and hand in most of my qyuilts now anbd love it, do what you feel is right for you!

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    I've thought more about this and I think that to machine quilt the borders would actually highlight the hand quilting in the center. Sort of like a frame enhancing a picture.

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    I think mixing hand and machine quilting has been done for as long as sewing machines have been around. :D:D:D

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    I would do whatever I want and since it sounds like machine quilting the borders would be easier on you, go for it!

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    There are no rights and wrongs.

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    (I think the quilt police are snowed in!! )

    I love it. I just hope they aren't snowed in here in Iowa because we have a lot of snow. I am a hand quilter too and I would have to think about mixing the two (hand and Machine) but I have seen it done many times. Do whatever feels right to you.

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    Your quilt, your decision.

    I have a friend who does beautiful hand applique.Another friend does hand piecing. Both send their quilts to longarmers. No reason why you can't mix hand quilting with machine quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samifel
    There are no rights and wrongs.
    Yup- I totally agree :thumbup: :thumbup:
    Also- I've only really done hand quilting- learning to MQ this year. Large quilts can be really tedious after awhile. I've done them.
    Do what's right for U :)

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