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    Quilting designs for popular quilt patterns?

    I've been browsing for days to find the "perfect" quilting design for my Summer in the Park quilt top. I came across a few sites that had patterns for double wedding ring, log cabin, Irish chain, twister. But nothing for my Summer in the Park. It got me thinking that it would be great to see quilting patterns for some of the popular quilts (other than stippling or edge to edge patterns). Quilts that come to mind that I'd love to see more quilting suggestions for:

    Summer in the Park
    D9P
    Double Slice Layer Cake
    French Braid

    It would also be nice to see a pattern with a few quilting options, such as straight line quilting, easy FMQ, more advanced FMQ patterns. Maybe I am voice my wish list, someone will come up with it.

    If you have any quilting suggestions for the popular quilts listed, please share your ideas!

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    I just took a class on Craftsy.com with Angela Walters called Quilting Negative Space - it was wonderful - she gives you a bunch of ideas for quilting that are simple to do yet give such an elegant look - mainly it added different textures to the quilt but did not take away from the quilt itself. Check out a class - it really is helping me to become more confident with my quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis View Post
    I just took a class on Craftsy.com with Angela Walters called Quilting Negative Space - it was wonderful - she gives you a bunch of ideas for quilting that are simple to do yet give such an elegant look - mainly it added different textures to the quilt but did not take away from the quilt itself. Check out a class - it really is helping me to become more confident with my quilting.
    That one is on my wish list. I'm in the middle of the paper piecing one. I do have technical issues with the site sometimes though. They've been working with me to try and resolve them. I've been busy though and haven't tried their latest suggestion.

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    you might also search in yahoo for Images on those quilt names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    you might also search in yahoo for Images on those quilt names.
    I do that too. I see plenty of pics of stippled/meandered or gorgeous feathers. I want something in between. I like the look of stippled, but don't really care to do them. I am not up to the skill level for feathers, but I do try! I have the hooked on feathers book, and do practice now and then. It's hard on a domestic machine though with a larger quilt. I can't get smooth curves (yet).

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    I understand totally! I need a good one for Log Cabin. I'm about to give up and just do an overall two inch grid using most of the seams as a guide. Would like something a little prettier but don't know what and feathers are still beyond my skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter View Post
    I understand totally! I need a good one for Log Cabin. I'm about to give up and just do an overall two inch grid using most of the seams as a guide. Would like something a little prettier but don't know what and feathers are still beyond my skill.
    For the log cabin, you might want to research quilt stencils in triangle patterns, then use the same pattern on both the light and dark halves of the block. There are some that are not too complicated. You could either use a stencil or get some golden threads paper and use that for a pattern.

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    Have you searched the web for companies that sell stencils. Their catalogs are one line. You might find something you like there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    Have you searched the web for companies that sell stencils. Their catalogs are one line. You might find something you like there.
    Oh yes, I've viewed stencils by the thousands! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    For the log cabin, you might want to research quilt stencils in triangle patterns, then use the same pattern on both the light and dark halves of the block. There are some that are not too complicated. You could either use a stencil or get some golden threads paper and use that for a pattern.
    Now that's a neat idea! Thanks!

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