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Thread: How should I quilt this

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    Senior Member Queen's Avatar
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    Just finished this and am glad how it turned out, but I have no idea how to quilt it. I will be doing it on my home sewing machine. Any suggestions?

    Mary
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    I bet a stitch in the ditch would look amazing with this one. :)

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    That is a gorgeous quilt.

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    If you don't want to stitch in ditch, how about in the center of all the black? Beautiful quilt.

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    I dont think you would want to do a meandering (sp) it would change the effect. I learned the hard way on an attic windows quilt, it stopped the 3d effect.

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    I wouldn't stich in the ditch but I would pick a line (or lines) and stich 1/4 off the ditch. That way you can appreciate the look, and all the hard work of quilting it. This quilt, to me is very modern looking and stiching out of the ditch is a more modern look.

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    Beautiful quilt, I really like it. I think I would stitch inside all the black 1/4 inch from the seam

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrissysQuilts
    I wouldn't stich in the ditch but I would pick a line (or lines) and stich 1/4 off the ditch. That way you can appreciate the look, and all the hard work of quilting it. This quilt, to me is very modern looking and stiching out of the ditch is a more modern look.
    I agree.

    Sybil

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    I dont think you would want to do a meandering (sp) it would change the effect. I learned the hard way on an attic windows quilt, it stopped the 3d effect.
    I agree. The previous two suggestions are good.

    That is a really gorgeous quilt! :)

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    A diamond pattern is fairly easy to accomplish using masking tape. (If you want 2" line separation you can use 2" masking tape). The blue contractor's tape works well and doesn't leave debris. Just put your tape on the quilt going all one direction. Sew next to the tape, then put the tape on the other direction and sew to make your diamonds. :-)

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