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Thread: Quilt thru embroidered blocks?

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    Junior Member Cathleen Colson's Avatar
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    I have an old quilt top (30+ years) that I would like to quilt with my Tin Lizzie. Read about not quilting thru appliques, but how about cross stitch embroidery? I was thinking of diagonal cross hatching that would line up with the direction of the cross stitch. Should I start and stop at the cross stitch or go thru it? The cross stitched area of each 12" block is about 8". The backing is a sheet, and I'm replacing the old polyester bat. The owner didn't like the pillowcased edge with poly lace, so I will be binding with a repro fabric to match the cross stitch color.

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    Super Member thimblebug6000's Avatar
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    We have been doing quite a few hand embroidered blocks lately some from Crabapple Hill and all the quilts that have been machine quilted with pantographs have the quilting right through the embroidery design and as long as the quilting thread blends with the background fabric, it doesn't distract from the embroidery at all.

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    Super Member cjtinkle's Avatar
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    I posted two on here that I did for customers that wanted a pantograph on them:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-99664-1.htm

    and

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-95231-1.htm

    Both are hand embroidered.

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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    You could use monopoly to quilt through the designs. It would look like the design is on top because the thread lets the embroidery show through. I've seen it done this way and it looked terrific.

    Or you could crosshatch til you reach the designs and then echo around the outer edge of the design. This way you would also want to anchor somewhere within the design to not leave gaps. It would also be more labor intensive.

    Hope this helps,

    ali

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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    You can avoid the cross stitching if the batting allows you to quilt that far apart :D:D:D

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    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
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    Rather than quilting through it, you could put a frame araound it and then flatten the empty area with quilting (if the batting allows it).

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