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Thread: When it comes to FMQ....

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    Junior Member bri1977's Avatar
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    Is it ok to mix a meander stitch with other stitches? I know you can do one design in the sashing, one on the border one in the blocks to accentuate certain parts and designs etc.. But I see a meander as an all over type stitch. Could I do a large meander on the body of my quilt but do straight stitch with a walking foot in the border to frame the quilt? Is this against "quilt etiquette," or is it just up to me?

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    totally up to you.

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    No rules in quilting!

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    of course you can! it's your quilt.

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    Actually, the more accenting you do with different stitches, the more interesting it will be. Go for it! Let the quilt tell you what it wants.

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    Each person will "see" a quilt differently. So what you think a quilt needs is just fine. There are no rules for quilting....what looks good to you is great.

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    Thanks everyone. I don't know anyone who quilts so this board is a lifesaver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    of course you can! it's your quilt.
    I second this!! It's yours! You can do what you want.

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    I do it all the time. I meander the body, do a wave or shell stitch in the first border and if 2 borders in the last one I put hearts or leaves with vines. It like frames my center which is the point behind borders I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bri1977
    Is it ok to mix a meander stitch with other stitches?
    ABSOLUTELY!

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