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Thread: What is a good first quilting pattern/design for uncertain quilters?

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    What is a good first quilting pattern/design for uncertain quilters?

    Followup question from Qulting-how long does it take you to do the actual quilting?

    What do you think is the simplest quilt pattern using 80/20 batting on ~45"x50" quilts? SITD, wavy lines, FMQ?

    Please share your opinions and patterns.

    Thanks

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    Stitch in the Ditch but that doesn't show the quilting. Meandering to show the quilting. I am starting to use my quilting machine and my first piece was an all-over meander. I am quite pleased with it.
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    Since I can't follow a straight line I love to meander!
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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    I started with SITD, then did free motion leaves and swirls.

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    When you meander, do you sort of go around the blocks roughly like SITD, but not a straight line? The serpentine stitch? Or do you make random lines how ever the quilt sandwich wants to go?

    Ok, I did a google search, there is a plan to the meandering sort of. What is the difference between meandering and stippling? Is it that stippling is much closer together?
    I found this diagram helpful: http://www.squidoo.com/stipple-quilt...gn=framebuster
    Last edited by charity-crafter; 08-20-2012 at 09:31 AM. Reason: Google is my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    Great link - thank you!

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    When you meander think of a med. size puzzle are a child's size puzzle pieces
    a bigger size to make your meandering.
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