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Thread: Queen Stack & Whack quilt, how to machine quilt it?

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    Post Queen Stack & Whack quilt, how to machine quilt it?

    Just completed first queen-size quilt for our son. It's a Stack & Whack. Now I can't decide how to machine quilt it..must get the backing on it first. Was thinking of SID around and inside the whacked circles. Can't figure out how I'd do the large circles on my Brother. Is it too big to think of this? Before this have only done lap throws and baby quilts.

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    Without seeing the picture the only thing I can think of is my "go to" when I am stuck which is FMQ meandering. I used meandering and SID together on some quilts and they looked lovely. Also, if your circle too big to quilt SID at one go you can always do it in sections. When you start a new section, start it in such way that you overlap a few stitches from the previous section. Guide your needle slowly and you will be able to match the previous needle holes almost exactly. I know my explanation sucks, but I hope you got the gist of what I mean.

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    Darned crystal ball is in getting a tune up before Halloween

    ditto .... without a photo, it's hard to make any suggestions.
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    you can do circles on any size machine... it's just easier on those with a bigger harp. with a small harp, it may require a LOT of moving and readjusting the quilt. personally, i wouldn't want to try it
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    Somewhere on QB someone posted a whole bunch of quilting siggestions on OBW. They would give you some ideas if you can find them.

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    That will help get some ideas going. I know it did when I saw it. The lightbulb popped on

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    Personally, I would not do SiTD on a OBW.

    You just spent all this money and time trying to give the quilt top a blended flowing appearance without any noticeable sharp lines/changes.

    So why go in now and accentuate the individual pieces or blocks?

    I love those designs that flow across the whole quilt - many are shown in the link to BuzzInBumble's drawings provided upthread.

    They don't have to be so fancy if you can't manage that on your machine.
    But they sort of emphasize the color/value changes as opposed to the hexagons/triangles.

    JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    Personally, I would not do SiTD on a OBW.

    You just spent all this money and time trying to give the quilt top a blended flowing appearance without any noticeable sharp lines/changes.
    If she's truly done a SAW, then it's not a OBW ... meaning that a SAW produces individual kaleidos that are then placed on a somewhat plainer background to emphasize each kaleido on its own.

    Of course ... we are all only guessing, being that we've yet to SEE what this really is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    If she's truly done a SAW, then it's not a OBW ... meaning that a SAW produces individual kaleidos that are then placed on a somewhat plainer background to emphasize each kaleido on its own.
    Of course ... we are all only guessing, being that we've yet to SEE what this really is.
    True enough.
    BUt I still wouldn't emphasize the blocks/hexagons/octagons with SitD quilting. ;-)

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Will try to find out how to get pics from camera to computer. When that is accomplished, I'll photo the top of my Stack & Whack top.

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