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Thread: New from canada and new to quilting!

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    Hello there fellow quilters/sewers and friends! I'm new to this board and VERY new to quilting. I'm from ontario canada and am making my very first quilt! (never quilted in my life) anyway, I used up old fabric from left over projects and am making a twin size quilt for my daughter for xmas. I have cut the foundation, sewn the strips onto the foundation, sewn the blocks together and am now sandwiching the back the batting and the top. my question is, how do I start to quilt my work and where and how.....
    I know I need to start in the middle and work my way down, also does anybody have any ideas on how I should quilt, do I just go up and down or across or follow a pattern..............like I said, I'm new to all this any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanksssssssssssss
    -Rose
    P.S posting a pic of my quilt not yet sewn together...........
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    Hello and welcome from Milverton, Ontario. Your quilt is lovely.

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    thank you mamabear!

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    Very pretty! Welcome from KY!

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    Welcome from Niagara, Ontario! Where in Ontario are you?

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    Welcome from Ireland. Beautiful quilt.

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

    As to the quilting, part of the design choice comes from what batting you choose. Each brand/type has its own quilting requirements. That is where I would start first.

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    Hello from southeast PA! USA I assume you will be machine quilting. I'm not a longarm quilter, so I would stitch-in-the-ditch. Start in the center & see how far you can go around blocks without having to stop. When you have to stop to move to another area, you can do a locking stitch when you stop & when you start again.

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    Hello & Welcome! So glad you found us, and your quilt is beautiful!

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    Oh thank you everybody! I'm from St Catharines, Ontario. so I should stitch along the seams of my squares? is that what you mean? not all my squares match though, ugh beginner you know..........I'm sooo frustrated!

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    Hello and welcome from Hamilton, Ontario. Your quilt is really pretty. Love all the colours.

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    Hello! Welcome from Idaho! Becuase of the thickness involved, I would not get too fancy with the quilting. Depending on the batting you choose, I don't think I would do every ditch, just decide which seams you want to quilt next to and have fun. Just my opinion.

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    Hello and welcome from central Alabama. Love your quilt.

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    I made a quilt like yours. I free motioned quilted it- stippling. I thought it came out well. I statrted in the middle doing one block at a time.

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    I love your quilt. Sew glad you are here, welcome from Colorado!

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    ok can't keep up with thanking everybody....................thank you all for the welcome and for your comments and suggestions. I can see from the beautiful pictures as your profile pic that you wonderful ladies know what you're doing!!! One day I would love to make quilts like yourselves.......they are beautiful and so inspiring! keep up the great work!
    P.S what is stippling?

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    Hi and welcome. Your quilt looks amazing!

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    It looks as if you're off to a flying start in the quilting world. Welcome to the Quilting Board.

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    Hello and welcome from California! Your quilt is beautiful!

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    Hi,

    Welcome from a Canadian expat!

    I agree with the suggestion to stipple, it is something that has a lot of forgiveness, but it would be helpful to practice a little so that you get the hang of it.

    Another option, take the top into your local quilt store and ask them for suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamma_rose
    Oh thank you everybody! I'm from St Catharines, Ontario. so I should stitch along the seams of my squares? is that what you mean? not all my squares match though, ugh beginner you know..........I'm sooo frustrated!
    If you want all your squares to match, find the smallest one, and trim the others up to that size.
    As for quilting, you can do whatever you like. Most beginners find that in the ditch is the easiest, because you have a line to follow. However, meandering means that you just go where you like and don't follow any lines.

    I am not too far from you. Do you go to the quilt shop in St. Catharines - Kindred Spirits?
    The most important thing to remember is the quilt the whole quilt evenly, meaning the same denisity all over.

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    Welcome to the board from Edmonton, your quilt is beautiful, can't wait to see the finished picture. You are going to love this board, so much to learn and share.

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    Hello from West Virginia
    Welcome to the Quilting Board.
    jazs2

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    Hello, Love your quilt. Welcome aboard from Georgia

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    Stippling is free motion quilinting that looks like puzzle pieces almost. You build a nice even rythym.

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