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Thread: How do I quilt this? Help, please and thank you!

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    Senior Member quilting librarian's Avatar
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    This is a flannel quilt that I am making for my brother - my first large quilt, 80 x 100". It is spray basted and ready to quilt. I'm can't seem to make up my mind how I should go about it, so am hoping you folks will help me come up with something suitable. It will probably be washed a lot, as my brother has some compulsive issues.

    Should I SID on my Singer? FMQ on my old 830 Bernina? Both? That much SID makes me have second thoughts about it. I wanted to do an allover leaf design in fmq, but then what color thread would I use? I have dark blue for SID. I have a brownish gold for the leaves. Maybe I should do both? ?? :?:

    Any thoughts or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

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    Beautiful quilt!! Maybe SID around the blocks to stabilize and then leaves in the centers. borders and sashing? :D:D:D

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    The deep blue would bring out the blue in the quilt and make it pop; the leaf pattern sounds great (IMHO)

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    I would do a FMQ all over leaf design with the blue thread. It will show great without changing the view of the fabric. Is beautiful quilt.

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    I also agree that the fmq in a leaf design would look very nice, just keep the pattern loose. I have been guilty of overquilting and the flannel gets stiff if overquilted. I would use a variegated thread in autumn shades.

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    do an all over in the blue color thread and it will look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Beautiful quilt!! Maybe SID around the blocks to stabilize and then leaves in the centers. borders and sashing? :D:D:D
    I agree with Amma. I would be concerned because of the size that if you didn't do a SID to stablize it you might end up with some puckering on the back if you went straight for the FMQ leaf design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I would do a FMQ all over leaf design with the blue thread. It will show great without changing the view of the fabric. Is beautiful quilt.
    I agree...Leaves in blue would be great with this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I would do a FMQ all over leaf design with the blue thread. It will show great without changing the view of the fabric. Is beautiful quilt.
    Another vote for this option. Love your quilt. Great fabric - it's perfect for a man.

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    No advice here but wanted to tell you it's beautiful!

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