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    How do I go about quilting this project? I made this for my granddaughter. It has taken about 4 years to do all the cross stitch. To say the least she is now ready for grandma to finish but I am not sure how to go about it. I have a dark purple piece of fabric to back it with. I would like to bring some of the dark around to the front. Please help me.
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    Beautiful work!!

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    I haven't quilted one...yet, so I'm no help. But, I'll be watching this so when it comes time (if ever!) I'll know what to do :lol: And, your quilt is Beeeaaauuutiful!

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    WOW

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    It is a work of art. I would only quilt in the sashing if it were mine.

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    Beautiful!!!

    Hand quilt it!!!!

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    Wow - what incredible work!

    What size are the cross-stitched pieces? I would be tempted to do some simple x's or zig-zags in the sashing and leave the rest alone.

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    It's a lovely quilt.
    You may want to check over at
    http://www.freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/
    Leah Day has over 200 quilting designs--many you can just use in the sashing if you take McQuilter's advice.

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    My suggestion is to do the back and the binding in the very dark purple. I would also audition some dark purple thread on the tops for the quilting. Tip to do that is to unroll a hand full of threads and just let them lay on the top of the quilt in various places and it you like the contrast and color then use that thread. That is how I audition threads for my longarming work. I hope this helps

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    do you want to hand quilt or machine quilt? and have you ever adding binding? you may want to find some help on the binding being brought forward from the back (backing).
    if hand quilting, i'd do some echo quilting around your cross stitches and perhaps some X designs down the sashings.

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