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Thread: Question about reinforcing embroidered blocks before piecing

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    Super Member catrancher's Avatar
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    I put muslin behind my embroidered blocks so that the embroidery floss doesn't show through the back. It has nothing to do with reinforcement.

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    If the fabric is lighter wt ( since it is white and things tend to show thru) I do sometimes ur a light wt fusible to help hold the threads, as Grandbysquilts suggests. ButI have also, backed the block with another piece of white muslim just because I dont like seeing the seams/thread,etc thru the top....
    I"m rather wierd tho..... lol

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    lol..I have no trouble being weird! Thanks everyone!

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    i've done quite a few embroidered block quilts- i put a layer of muslin behind my square (before) i embroider them- this keeps the threads on the back from showing through on the front-
    it wouldn't make much difference if the embroidery is already done.

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    I have quilted two heavily embroidered quilts for the elderly friend of a friend, and they were reinforced with sew in stabiliser. The quilts were so heavy I would not like to sleep under them!

    I quilted aroung the embroidery as close as I could, and heavily quilted the areas that were 'empty', and they seem as though nothing will ever come undone.

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    if they were hand work, maybe, but machine embroidered, NO...they will be fine!

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