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Thread: Quilt as Desired???

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    No suggestions on quilting but I have done that pattern using civil war repro fabrics for my brother. I tied it instead of quilting.

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    Always tricky when they say that! I would probably keep a curved theme going...nothing too geometric. Look forward to seeing the end result.

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    I think it is because there is such a different level of quilters that can piece the tops but the quilting is a whole other art if you will, they would have to include not just one idea, but a variety to cover everyone. It is just easier to say, quilt as desired. I know that even for books etc that there is a lot less for the quilting side than the piecing side. Being new to my machine, I am trying to find and learn all sorts of things and it is hard to know where to start.

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    Hi, As one of the more experienced hand quilters on the site I would recommend stitching about 1/4 inch inside the outside edge of each different part of the design. The pattern you are using uses a different fabric to create the effect of each shape. You might want to quilt a small motif in the middle of each square. I have a collection of cookie cutters that provide interesting simple patterns for such a project. I would also use at least one curved pattern, chain etc. in one of the borders. From the back your quilt will look great also as piecing will not interfere with the effect of the quilting.
    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    Hi, As one of the more experienced hand quilters on the site I would recommend stitching about 1/4 inch inside the outside edge of each different part of the design. The pattern you are using uses a different fabric to create the effect of each shape. You might want to quilt a small motif in the middle of each square. I have a collection of cookie cutters that provide interesting simple patterns for such a project. I would also use at least one curved pattern, chain etc. in one of the borders. From the back your quilt will look great also as piecing will not interfere with the effect of the quilting.
    Have fun.
    Cookie cutters! I never thought of that; I'll have to look into that.

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