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Thread: Quilting Ideas for a scrap quilt

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    Quilting Ideas for a scrap quilt

    I have a baby quilt (45x60), yes, I make them big to fit in the cribs and then on toddler beds. Anyway, it is just squares sewn together. I think they are 4" squares. I need to have it quilted by Thursday, and probably won't get started on quilting it until tomorrow. I have it sandwiched all together. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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    Can you trace and enlarge one of the motifs in the fabric for a quilt design? If not, how about quilting yellow ducky outlines in the squares? Stars or hearts are a cute quilt patterns for baby quilts too.

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    You could definately do cross hatch quilting. I have done this on my last 2 baby quilts which were mainly just squares sewn together. I really like the look and it goes pretty quickly!
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    Have you ever thought of using a double needle and then crosshatching? Another idea would be to lengthen the 3 point zigzag stitch so that you get a narrow serpentine stitch and crosshatch with that.
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    A double needle and cross hatching will leave the back of the quilt looking kinda sloppy, I'd think.

    Maybe do a large meander or other overall design for the quilting. I find I don't like doing SID that much.

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    I think it all depends on my how time you want to devote to it and how experienced you are and what you want to do. I stitched by the ditch on several of these which are 4" scrappy squares. I really liked how they turned out.Name:  smaller green blue scrappy.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    You could definately do cross hatch quilting. I have done this on my last 2 baby quilts which were mainly just squares sewn together. I really like the look and it goes pretty quickly!
    Can u pls post a pic of that. I am still learning how to use my rulers with the long arm and that is something I want to try on some scrappy quilt. Thanks
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    justflyingin, I really like your quilt. What kind of batting did you use? I haven't decided what I am doing yet, but this may be an idea.

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    the twin needle idea may be a good idea. Will have to play with it and see if I like it.

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    justflyingin...I like the "stitch by the ditch" idea. Your quilt looks great.

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