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Thread: Lurker coming out for advice on a quilt!

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    I am making this lap quilt for my dad. It's ugly ugly but it has a purpose. He will know EXACTLY why I chose the colors (even the blue..lol). It's all really a joke, but anyway. I'm new to the whole quilting thing. I'm struggling over the quilting part of it. I think I have chosen the color of thread, but not sure about how I'm going to quilt it. I have only free motion (swirls) quilted before. I have never stitched in the ditch. I don't have a walking foot either.

    Oh, and the back of the quilt will be black.

    I need to get this done today or tomorrow and I just can't decide which style to quilt in.

    If I free motion, will swirls (the only thing I really know how to do), do I do it on the blue too, or will it look funny with that color thread?

    Thanks so much for the advice!!

    Stephenie
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    Moderator kathy's Avatar
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    I think the verigated thread is going to look awesome, do the swirls over the whole quilt
    and the quilt is NOT ugly

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    Super Member Lilrain's Avatar
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    Take thr thread out of the wrapper and lay a length of it across the areas where you will quilt. It will give you a better idea of what it will look like

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    Good idea about taking it out of the wrapper and stretching it out. I'm not so sure about it on the blue and black. Hmmmmm.

    Stephenie

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    I think swirls all over would look great. I really like the look of varigated thread stitching on a darker background.

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    Welcome and waving from Arkansas! Your quilt is not ugly at all and I think the thread on the black will be fine. You might want to use it to sew on a piece of black scrap to see what it will really look like. Merry Christmas and we're happy to have you join us.

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    I think it's fun, not ugly at all!
    Free motion over the whole top will be fine - the orange varigated thread will look terrific on the black & will really pop on the blue!

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    Swirls all over in that thread will look great!!!
    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    I think the varigated will work well. Welcome from Louisiana, another Cajun here.

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I think the verigated thread is going to look awesome, do the swirls over the whole quilt
    and the quilt is NOT ugly
    What she said. :)

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