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Thread: Stay stitching finished quilts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i stay stitch as i go.

    i load the backing on the rods, then i float the batting and the top by doing stay stitching along the top edge a 1/4 inch in.

    then as i work from the top to the bottom of the quilt i will do stay stitching along the side also a 1/4 inch in.

    then when i'm done quilting that area i'll roll the quilt to the next section and do stay stitching as above.
    That makes sense, thank you. I know a quilter who adamently swears that the thread used for quilting should appear continuous on the front. So she never quilts in the binding area and when you look at her quilts, you can trace a continuous line throughout the whole thing. Would I be correct that yours wouldn't look like that? That the lines would partially go under the soon to be attached binding and then reappear? I'm just trying to picture this! I'm a very visual person.

    Thank you!
    the stay stitching is completely hidden when the binding it put on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    If I send a quilt out for longarming I stitch around the entire perimeter so seams do not start to come apart in the handling.
    this is always a good idea when the border is pieced

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    here's a link to some good videos on how to load a quilt and prepare for quilting

    its for a gammill but he general idea is the same regardless of the frame

    http://www.gammill.com/index.php?m=videos#

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    here's a link to some good videos on how to load a quilt and prepare for quilting

    its for a gammill but he general idea is the same regardless of the frame

    http://www.gammill.com/index.php?m=videos#
    Ooh, thank you! I appreciate it

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