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Thread: Need help with border FMQ designs

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    I know you all can help me. I'm not an expert at FMQ but have managed to do meandering. I want to do something a little different for my borders which are about 4" wide. I plan on using invisible thread on top. I practiced and I think the stitching is consistent re: tension. Do you have any simple ideas for the borders? Thanks!!!!!

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    This might be a silly question, but if it's invisible thread, can you see it? Will the pattern show up, or not at all?

    Some easy FMQ: a meandering line with a little loop, curvey line, loop, etc; flowers; leaves; stars, triangles

    More difficult: Hearts, butterflies

    Can you post a picture of the quilt top?

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    Not a silly question at all. When I practice, even though the thread is invisible, the batting poofs a little so something will show. And the thread will show on the backing. Will try and post a picture. I like the idea of hearts or butterflies. I'll have to practice some of them. Thanks.

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    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    I have two simple continuous line stencils that I use. One is leaves and the other is hearts. Got both at Joanns with coupons.

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    Thanks. I'm heading there next week. Will look.

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    I use my quilting stencils and my pounce pad.

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    Thanks everyone. I went to Joanns and got two different continuous heart patterns.

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