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Thread: I need some input!

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    Junior Member Juztme's Avatar
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    I need some input!

    I have just finished FMQ on my Brother 1500 and I am pleased with the results but have some questions. I outlined everything that was gold with gold thread and you can't even tell! Should I have quilted the background in a light blue instead? Would it have made the peacocks stand out more? Then I quilted the border using blue thread instead of gold because I thought it would be too much gold. Now I wish I did. What do you think if I went over the blue in gold or just leave it alone? And finally - I sewed right on the GT tracing paper because I couldn't see the caulk markings. Now I have very small pieces of paper that I have to use a pair of twizzers to get it out of the stitches. Does that mean my FMQ stitches are to close to each other?

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    Well, I think you did a wonderful job. I like it the way it is.

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    Looks good from here also. I would leave it alone.

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    Look great to me. The gold did show up nicely in the sashing but l would be afraid to retrace.

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    It is just stunning. We are always so ready to second guess ourselves. Enjoy it as it is for now. Later you may decide to go over the blue. I don't have an answer for the paper problem.

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    Me thinks you are a perfectionist! It is beautiful. Leave it alone. It is perfect.

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    I would leave the quilting alone, looks fabulous.
    As far as removing the paper, I always have to use tweezers for some of it. Your stitch length is probably fine. If you work a lot with paper, you'll learn tricks to removing it. You can try to gently pull along the stitch line, crease the paper on the stitch line, or spray it with a little water first.
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    The fabrics you used are beautiful - I think 'more' would detract from them. It looks very nice to me.

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    Your quilting looks great from here!

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    I too think it is gorgeous! As to the small paper pieces, I feel you. I've dealt with this too. Try rolling a sticky link remover roller over the stitches gently; I've had very good luck with those removing most of the paper pieces. (Also picks up any fur baby fur that many have found it's way onto my project... )
    Last edited by beatys9; 09-30-2012 at 02:32 PM.
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