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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    I know I should post this elsewhere but you all do such beautiful quilting I have a question. I made this today on my Davis VF. So now it needs to be quilted. I am going to stitch in the ditch but what would you do for the insert? I don't want to stitch across it. Do you think it would be ok to stitch in the ditch around the black border and leave the rest? Or would it bubble up when washed?
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    Nancy I like your quilt. Can't believe you made it in one night. It takes me forever to just cut one out.
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    Can you cross stitch or quilt some sort of blue motif- flames or wings- in the corners?

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    Monroe, I can but sometimes the back of cross stitch doesn't look to good. I even thought of putting there first names in the corners.
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    Nancy,

    Gorgeous quilt. Makes me dizzy to look at it but I like it.

    Could you possibly post a pic of your two tone 301? I've seen black ones and mocha ones, but never a two tone one.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I know I should post this elsewhere but you all do such beautiful quilting I have a question. I made this today on my Davis VF. So now it needs to be quilted. I am going to stitch in the ditch but what would you do for the insert? I don't want to stitch across it. Do you think it would be ok to stitch in the ditch around the black border and leave the rest? Or would it bubble up when washed?
    What about using white thread or invisible thread and doing a couple of straight or diagonal lines around the image corners so you can "quilt" without distracting from the design?

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    Oh and Nancy, I have a Davis machine that is badged as a "Parisian". I know nothing about her except Jon was able to date her to around 1900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I know I should post this elsewhere but you all do such beautiful quilting I have a question. I made this today on my Davis VF. So now it needs to be quilted. I am going to stitch in the ditch but what would you do for the insert? I don't want to stitch across it. Do you think it would be ok to stitch in the ditch around the black border and leave the rest? Or would it bubble up when washed?
    If you don't do anything in the cross stitch area it won't be stable like the rest of the quilt. The goal is to quilt all of the quilt evenly. I can see not wanting to quilt over the design, but I'd quilt as close as possible around it. Buy either using straight echo quilting to frame it, or FMQ stippling. I would use a light cotton thread (neutral around the design) and black for the SITD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    What about using white thread or invisible thread and doing a couple of straight or diagonal lines around the image corners so you can "quilt" without distracting from the design?

    Thanks for your idea using invisible thread may be what I need to do. Candace thanks for your idea also. I want to learn how to do stippling just haven't had the time. that would make it so much easier also for a lot of my other quilts. I have seen your quilts and you do beautiful work.
    Last edited by Crossstitcher; 08-23-2012 at 01:49 PM.
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    I picked up a Spartan the other day. I could see it had a good nest of lint in the bobbin area so I saved it for Miss M to clean when she came over. So Miss L and I were playing with a Singer 401 testing the stitch selector knob and making pretty designs. Miss M is fervently cleaning the Spartan. She is going to town with a brush and a paper towel and some q tips. I hear, "Grandma," long pause... "Grandma, this one has some real thick red lint in there and I can't get it out..." Oh dear. At least she didn't get it out.... Miss M did do a real nice job cleaning the lint out before she ran out the door. Miss L wanted to take the 401 test swatch home - what ever. The other day I found a huge sack of fabric from the Goodwill outlet. I've been cutting out some quilt blocks from the small stuff. Unfortunately I need something to jazz it up... I'll have to buy something to go with. I found enough for each of the girls to have 2 or 3 dresses. There is enough for 2 more small quilts if the colors will coordinate. Then there are scrappy pieces I'm saving for Miss G's Christmas. Oh and there was a piece of turquoise fabric with bright robots - Wilbur claimed that and tried to wear it. He tried so hard - he wrapped it around, put it on his head - put it between his legs - threw it over his shoulders - he was determined... Had me giggling. Walter didn't care much about anything.
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