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Thread: Free style hand quilting.

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    Hello all. I'm Connie from Ohio and have been quilting for several years. I thoroughly enjoy it - is a great stress reliever. Have a question. I'm currently working on a baby quilt for my newest granddaughter, Lily. This is a 3-panel ABC quilt, which has the letters/characters appliqued. I'd like to finish it off by doing a sort of free hand quilting - loops and swirls, but not sure how to accomplish this. I normally use the plastic templates and mark the quilt. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    I'd just take a water soluble marker and mark the top with it and then follow the lines.

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    Hello and welcome from a very snowy and snowed in Michigan :!: where are you in Ohio? Iam originally from waverly-givens in southern ohio. Are you snowed in at your place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connie2177
    Hello all. I'm Connie from Ohio and have been quilting for several years. I thoroughly enjoy it - is a great stress reliever. Have a question. I'm currently working on a baby quilt for my newest granddaughter, Lily. This is a 3-panel ABC quilt, which has the letters/characters appliqued. I'd like to finish it off by doing a sort of free hand quilting - loops and swirls, but not sure how to accomplish this. I normally use the plastic templates and mark the quilt. Any suggestions? Thanks.
    Welcome

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    I use Floriani embroidery Wet N Gone Fusible stabilizer, It's sheer so I can trace my quilting pattern, fuse it to the quilt top, it stays in place, do the quilting, and it washes away when finished.
    The best price I have found is located at Erica's Crafts, here is a link http://www.ericas.com/embdesigns/sta...s_floriani.htm

    If you try this method, you won't go back to marking, believe me it works great, especially if you do feathers.

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

    Practice drawing this design over and over on paper until you are very comfortable with it. Make a practice sandwich and give it a go :D:D:D

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    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    Hi Connie and welcome from northern California!

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    Hello, welcome and happy quilting from Germany!

    Why don't you try to quilt without markings, just freehand? I have done it several times and it's fun!

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    Hello and Welcome from the snowed covered state of Connecticut. Congrats on your new granddaughter :-)

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    HI..Welcome from Kentucky

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    Hello from West Virginia and welcome to the group

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    I live in Northeast Ohio - about one hour south of Cleveland. Yes! Has been a very snowy winter here. I don't mind - if you live in Ohio and its Winter, you might as well have snow.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I'm just a little cautious about just marking it myself, with no template. I'd love to just go for it free hand, but afraid it will turn out looking amateurish, and I've put a lot of heart and soul into this quilt. Does anyone know about any sort graph that would show swirls, circles, etc.

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    Thank you! She was born six weeks early, but coming home today!

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