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Thread: Need advice quilting leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrafty
    What about doing a lattice pattern, so it looks like the leaves are climbing on a trellis?
    I like this idea.

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    You've gotten a lot of advice here. Have you decided what to do? I feel like we are almost overwhelming you with suggestions. Can't wait to see a pic of the finished quilt. Good luck.

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    I want to try the fmq but have to fix the feed dogs (feed the fixed dogs?) first. In mean time working on other projects; today I am downtown temping.
    Thanks!

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    If you feed them, they may be more cooperative.lol

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    Unless you appliqued those leaves, don't worry about it.

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    Update:
    Fixed my machine (with a HAMMER, for goodness sake-- the sewing machine equivalent of kicking the TV!)

    So I can now lower my feed dogs, and WHOAH!!! The person who said that it takes awhile to learn FMQ is right!!! I had no idea how tricky it would be. So THAT's not going to happen with THIS quilt.

    I then tried "FMQ" with the feed dogs up in normal position. I can make this work on a small piece of fabric, but not sure I cane make it work on the lapsize quilt. Gotta move the fabric around so much!

    A number of you have lked the idea of a lattice design.

    Could someone point me to a template, or example of a trellis design for the quilting? Thanks.

    -- Jillaine

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    The Hammer ~ that's called percussive maintainance.

    The trellis - Use your ruler to draw diagonal lines both ways across your quilt, you should wind up with diamond shapes. I use Crayola washable markers. They come in great colors that show up on every color fabric. Then just stitch on the lines. Guess you could make them straight across and up & down but I think the diagonal lines would be more appealing to the eye. Good luck. Glad you got your machine fixed.lol

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    would you do the trellis over the top of the leaves or only in the background?

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    Why not some of each? That way it would look like the leaves are growing on both sides of the trellis. Oh, you might want to put two rows of stitching kinda close together to make it look like the wood of the trellis. Then the wider diamond spaces would look like the spaces between. But then again that is twice as much stitching and time and I know you are on a deadline.

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    Why not some of each? That way it would look like the leaves are growing on both sides of the trellis. Oh, you might want to put two rows of stitching kinda close together to make it look like the wood of the trellis. Then the wider diamond spaces would look like the spaces between. But then again that is twice as much stitching and time and I know you are on a deadline.

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