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Thread: Quilting in borders of applique quilt

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    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
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    Quilting in borders of applique quilt

    Seeing if anyone as any ideas for quilting a border of an applique quilt. Te quilt has 25 blocks, 24 are appliqued and the center block is pieced, and the border is pieced. I have tried coming up with how to quilt the border and center block, and all look too rigid if I do any straight line quilting. The appliqued blocks have echo quilting and they look great. I want the quilt to all be great wen done. I am quilting it for someone else, so that is making it even harder than if it was for myself.

    Any suggestions??

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    I would love to see a picture first before I can make a comment on a border design.

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    A picture can describe the quilt the best.

    For pieced blocks I usually let the blocks tell me how to quilt them.

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    A picture would be very helpful
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    if you have echoed the applique...did you do any small motifs in the corners or blank areas that you could enlarge to fill the borders and coordinate with blocks? i normally plan some little thing in the block just so i can use use it elsewhere, just as i would with color or pattern in the blocks...i never like for my borders to appear to have just been 'stuck on.'

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