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Thread: Shadow Quilting?????

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    Shadow Quilting?????

    I've had many recommend shadow quilting on my newest pieced top but I have no idea how to to this. Could someone please explain? Do you quilt 1/4" out on either side of the seam?
    Kim

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    I think it's the same as echo quilting. Quilt along the motif, and then 1/4" outside it, and then another 1/4" outside of that, etc. You could use larger than 1/4", depending on the motif. I've also heard of shadow trapunto, but I don't think that's what was meant. I just looked at the picture of the quilt you're working on, and it's gorgeous.

    Here are some pictures of someone doing shadow quilting.
    http://sewjournal.com/2011/12/01/shadow-quilting/

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    Yes what Dunster explained. It kind of looks like ripples out from a stone thrown into water.

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    I agree with Dunster and Tartan - the name I know for this kind of quilting design is echo quilting and it's often used for Hawaiian Quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I think it's the same as echo quilting. Quilt along the motif, and then 1/4" outside it, and then another 1/4" outside of that, etc. You could use larger than 1/4", depending on the motif. I've also heard of shadow trapunto, but I don't think that's what was meant. I just looked at the picture of the quilt you're working on, and it's gorgeous.

    Here are some pictures of someone doing shadow quilting.
    http://sewjournal.com/2011/12/01/shadow-quilting/
    Thank you! Since the quilt is pieced using 30's fabrics wanted to keep that going with the quilting pattern. Thank you so much for the link. I understand how to do it now.
    Kim

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    Thanks everybody. Now I know how I'm going to quilt my latest top.
    Kim

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