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Thread: Need suggestions/ideas----how to quilt the Ninja Stars quilt

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by joannl
    Flying V,
    Maybe 1/4" for the first then a larger increment for the rest?
    1/4" between all of them might be too much quilting?
    1/4 " from the seams would give you 1/2'' so maybe 1/2" between the rest?
    I would probably choose a number that would come out equal depending on the size of your block.
    Jo
    I'll have to draw something up and see if it works.

    Again, I've run into problems.

    1. I don't know how well the echo quilting will work with the white on the outer part of the quilt. Its got all these spaces that get in between the outer "ninja stars". I'm thinking about starting near the stars and working my way outward. But when I look at it, I'm thinking if I do a couple runs and I won't have any space left to get back into those nooks and crannies...am I making any sense.

    2. I have a black fabric for my backing. I have a LOT of white stitching (and pink) to do. All that will definatly show up on the back...which means any little mistake I make (espessily with the white) will show up. And technically this will be the second quilt I've actually quilted...or the third if Deni's quilt gets done faster...so I'm kind of scared about quilting it now.

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    I'm just waiting until it's all finished. It's going to be awesome!

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    V,
    I've been thinking about your quilt.... Have you considered using clear nylon thread? You wouldn't have to worry about the color then.
    Having suggested it, I should tell you I don't like it as well as cotton thread because it leaves little pokey things if you stop & start & don't just go from edge to edge.
    Maybe you could go from point to opposite point on the stars?
    I always find deciding on the quilting is the hardest part of all. Good luck!!!!!
    Jo

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    Quote Originally Posted by joannl
    V,
    I've been thinking about your quilt.... Have you considered using clear nylon thread? You wouldn't have to worry about the color then.
    Having suggested it, I should tell you I don't like it as well as cotton thread because it leaves little pokey things if you stop & start & don't just go from edge to edge.
    Maybe you could go from point to opposite point on the stars?
    I always find deciding on the quilting is the hardest part of all. Good luck!!!!!
    Jo
    I'm not particulary fond of nylon thread either...

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