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Thread: Turning Twenty pieced, now suggestions!

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    Super Member GailG's Avatar
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    I've never used W&N, but I do use Walmart polyester batting, mostly the traditional type. I've done both machine and hand quilting without "difficulty" but I'm certainly no authority. I didn't find it hard to stitch through.
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    I've only handquilted two things. Both had Wal-Mart batting.. nothing special.

    As for the border color, the blue pops out at me.
    Don't know if you're wanting a design or ?? for the quilting.
    If it were mine, I would probably do a diagional stitch.

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    I only have Walmart for batting and have hand quilted several. Works good for me.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Great job!
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    Very nice.
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    Very pretty!
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    Very pretty colors.

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    Pretty colors. Perhaps a baptist fan quilting desisgn would be good or a clamshell.

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    Nice job, thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    When I took a hand quilting class several years ago, the instructor told us as beginners we should start with a low loft polyester batting and a good needle. It is easier to get a needle through and less frustrating than cotton, and most new quilters don't want to pay for wool. Someone told me to use cotton batting and I still haven't finished that one. I did a GFG with the polyester and it went much easier.

    She also suggested you keep a practice piece to warm up on. She said she still did it to warm her hands up, it avoided those first few awkward stitches.

    Good luck, it looks like a very good choice of patterns to learn on.

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