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Thread: Quilting on a Crib Panel

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    What kind of quilt designs can I sew on a crib panel using a walking foot? Would like to try out FMQ but I'm really bad at it. Hence wondering if there's anything nice that could come out of a walking foot. Would prefer something that's not too time consuming. Thanks!

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    Walking foots are only good for straight stitching and decorative stitching in a straight line. For FMQ you will need to use your darning or embroidery foot, or a special FMQ foot. Grid quilting or Stitch in the Ditch are probably what you're looking at..

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    Will sewing grid lines look odd on a crib panel like the following?

    http://www.kidsfabrics.com/images/swatches/qt20935S.jpg

    What's the best way to quilt on a panel like the above?

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    You could outline the bunnies, trees and rocks and the outside oval border. The turns aren't bad and you should be able to do that with your walking foot. Then you could outline all the outer borders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Walking foots are only good for straight stitching and decorative stitching in a straight line. For FMQ you will need to use your darning or embroidery foot, or a special FMQ foot. Grid quilting or Stitch in the Ditch are probably what you're looking at..
    U say "decorative"......I was just wondering.... do u mean like a pattern stitch? I am still debating getting a walking foot... Right now all I do is straight lines. Still practicing on other methods. I SO want to learn to FMQ.. but right now I still stink at it. If I could do others stitches besides a straight stitch , I might be happier with getting a walking foot. But right now I do pretty good with striaght lines without the walking foot. SO, I'm having a hard time convincing myself to spend the $.

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    I use my walking foot for decorative stitches all the time. I'm not the best at SID, so I MAD or meander around the ditch as the Mad Quilter says. The decorative stitches hide my issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    I use my walking foot for decorative stitches all the time. I'm not the best at SID, so I MAD or meander around the ditch as the Mad Quilter says. The decorative stitches hide my issues.
    What decorative stitch do you do with the walking foot?

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    I've got quite a few quilting type stitches. I use these for mainly adding the binding but they can be used on the quilt itself. You'd just have to make sure you're happy with what the back looks like. Some would probably look terrible on the back.

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    Here's what I've discovered in the last few months. Walking foot is heaven sent (don't know how I lived without it). But, even with the walking foot I find SID very difficult.

    FMQ is a scary thing but once you get started it's so much fun and the quilting process goes so fast. I practiced on a couple layers of paper towels so I wouldn't use up fabric I would need later. I had a blast. Now, that's not to say I'm really good at it but like most things I think I can't only get better with practice. I did purchase a FMQ foot from Amazon for my machine. Was only a few dollars and well worth it. Just quilt loosely so the baby quilt will be soft. Have fun either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    You could outline the bunnies, trees and rocks and the outside oval border. The turns aren't bad and you should be able to do that with your walking foot. Then you could outline all the outer borders.
    Am I able to do the outlining using my walking foot with ease? Not very confident doing it as I just got started with MQ and am currently only sewing straight lines. Have tried doing simple curves with the walking foot and they don't look very good. Would the darning foot do a better job in the outlining?

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