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Thread: Is it rude to ask two questions at once???

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    Senior Member Lori L's Avatar
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    I'm currently working on my 2nd project and I don't have the advice of my instructor and classmates anymore. I'm hoping someone can answer some questions and offer some advice. I'm working on a table runner for my mom and am trying some handquilting (because I don't have a walking foot, yet)

    Question 1. I've started by outlining around my appliqued flower petals but I'm not sure what to do about the pinwheel blocks. The pattern I'm following has a picture which shows small consequtive circles quilted, kind of like grapes, but I don't know how to mark this now that I've already made a quilt sandwich out of her. Is it possible to mark it now or would you recommend something else?

    Question 2. The directions say "bind as desired". Would you continuously bind around each corner or stop and do a mitered corner?

    Thanks for all of the help. I'm finding this site to be absolutely wonderful!
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    i dont have any answers for you ,but wanted to say i love your tablerunner,did you make up the pattern?

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    Ohhh, that's pretty. Your work is really nice. (I have read you can get generic walking feet for cheap for some machines. I haven't checked but use the search field and you will find the post it is mentioned in I bet.)
    We have tons of hand quilters and they will be giving you information left and right. Isn't this board wonderful. I love it too. I don't have the skills necessary to know the answer to your questions but I wanted to say hello and be sure I welcome you to the quiltingboard./Regards, Dorothy

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    Yes, you can mark after making the quilt sandwich, but it is more difficult.

    I suggest you quilt on the diagonal or in the ditch for the pinwheels, it will make the roundness of the flowers pop.

    I miter the corners on all my binding, it is not difficult. I do that as I go along the edge of the fabric.

    This is a beautiful table runner. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saf45
    i dont have any answers for you ,but wanted to say i love your tablerunner,did you make up the pattern?

    The pattern came from a book by Kim Schaefer "Flower Festival...50 Applique Blocks to Grow Your Garden"
    It's funny, I complained the most during class about appliqued blocks and now I find that the things that catch my eye the most have appliqued pieces. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    Yes, you can mark after making the quilt sandwich, but it is more difficult.

    I suggest you quilt on the diagonal or in the ditch for the pinwheels, it will make the roundness of the flowers pop.

    I miter the corners on all my binding, it is not difficult. I do that as I go along the edge of the fabric.

    This is a beautiful table runner. Congratulations!
    I agree with everything she said.

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    I really like this piece.

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    When quilting the flower block, I would stitch just to the outside of the pedals...I think you will have room between the pedals and the block seam. Then if you want, you could quilt around the center circles...that should puff up the flower and it will look 3 dimensional.

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    Wow, that is really pretty!

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    That is SOOOO cute! If you ever get tired of it, please let me give you my address....

    :)

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