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Thread: Quilting suggestions needed for my boot block, please

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    Super Member Quiltgranny's Avatar
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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm getting ready to machine quilt a quilt for my dear hubby that I've titled "Happy Trails" as it has a Roy Rogers theme and fabric to it. My DH designed this boot block to his liking, but now I'm stumped as to how I might machine quilt around it. Of course, I want his handiwork to shine, and I cannot FMQ yet, so I am a bit limited on quilting choices. Any thoughts would surely be appreciated. Thanks so much.



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    How about just big loops going different ways, kind of like rope? Do you understand what I mean?

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    My friend collects cowboy boots. Some of them have incredible stitching designs. If you do a Google Image search for "fancy cowboy boots" there will be plenty of photos of examples.

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    I agree - if it's hand appliqued, I would use a contrasting thread and do some fancy stitching like you find on boots. If it's fused, I would just stipple around it.

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    No suggestion about quilting- but want you to know that it is a great boot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    How about just big loops going different ways, kind of like rope? Do you understand what I mean?
    Hi Harmony,

    Yes, I do understand, thanks. Could something like that be accomplished with a walking foot, tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    My friend collects cowboy boots. Some of them have incredible stitching designs. If you do a Google Image search for "fancy cowboy boots" there will be plenty of photos of examples.
    Gosh thanks! I would've never thought of that idea. I'll go looking and see what I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    I agree - if it's hand appliqued, I would use a contrasting thread and do some fancy stitching like you find on boots. If it's fused, I would just stipple around it.
    Hi Cathe,

    It is fused, then machine appliqued. I do believe stippling is out of the question tho, since I do not know how to free motion quilt and I do have a bit of a time line in order to enter it in our community quilt show this summer. Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    No suggestion about quilting- but want you to know that it is a great boot!
    Hi beachlady,

    Well thank you very much! I'll let DH know you said that. He didn't care for the original boot pattern, as he wanted something more like his own real boot. He made the templates for it, picked out the fabs, I did the construction and sewing of it. It was truly a team effort! :D

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    AWESOME Boot
    great team work

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