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Thread: quilt design ideas for a newbie

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    I'm a newbie, this is my second quilt. Do you think it will look ok to do fee-motion or stippling with the busy top?
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    a meander would look fine... thread color will make a difference. Not sure what I'd choose for this. perhaps a varigated thread in the main colors of the quit? I"m not the best quilter yet, either. figuring out how to quilt a top is my weak point.

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    I think a loose stipple or meander would be pretty on this quilt. I am at a loss as to the color of thread too... how much or little do you want the quilting to show?

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    Really don't have a suggestion as to how you should quilt it but wanted to say that is an awesome "second" quilt , very pretty and your corners are mitered so perfectly!

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    Absolutely thumbs up on a meander. As for the color, I would use a variegated thread. Either tans or one with many of the colors in the quilt. After all - if the fabric works well together, then the thread should too. Pretty quilt btw.

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    you are a newbie????? Gosh, that is a great quilt top you made!

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    What a cute quilt! I'm hexagon-crazed at the moment. I think anyway you quilt it will be lovely.

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    Thanks everyone! I like the idea of meander. I'll probably choose a thread color to match the back. I don't want it to show too much.
    Now what color back? I like just about all the colors in the quilt. When I started I liked the gold and wine colors but today my favorite is the coral and the teal blue-green

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    I have a Phaff, regular size. My quilt top is 96X88. Do you think I will be able to roll all of that up into may machine? I'm going to use classic cotton 80/ 20 poly batting

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    beautiful quilt
    I would use Bottom Line pale grey which won't show. Large meandering stitch is good; small will give you a stiff quilt, little drape.
    That's a busy quilt already; I don't think adding more colour in thread will enhance it, quite the contrary.
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