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Old 09-28-2019, 08:54 AM
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Good morning Ladies & Gents,
I am going to make a quilt. I want to machine embroidery design on it. The design is like redwork.
My question is I donít know what stabilizer to use. Maybe the no show mesh fusible or Pellon fusible. I was thinking of sewing the blocks together and then embroidery in the hoop without any batting or backing. The reason I want to do it this way is the backing is going to be a different theme. I want to do this as a QAUG. After that I can put the batting and backing on and stitch in the ditch. What do you think? Thanks for any help.

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Old 09-28-2019, 11:23 AM
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I would embroider the blocks separately and join them QAYG method ( or as a whole top, layered and quilted. I would use a washaway stabilizer for the embroidered designs. I would not use a fusible because it might affect the softness of the quilt later. You can complete your quilt without removing the washaway stabilizer as it will "wash away" n the laundry. Good luck and be sure to show us the finished quilt.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:00 PM
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You can use the no show mesh ( non fusible). Embroider each block separately. Trim to size adding 1/2 inch seam allowance around the block. Sew the blocks together. Add the batting and backing. Then quilt.

You can also use a sheer fusible on the back of your background fabric.

SITD will leave the batting loose in the block. Are you planning on adding stippling around the red work? Even though the batting may be ok for larger spacing, you may not like the final result.

Try a sample block first.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:23 AM
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Have you tried with just the batting on the back, no backing and no stabilizer. I have done this often with no problems.

You can also add some quilting if you aren't fussy about it showing thru the back.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:48 PM
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Rhonda K's advice is exactly what I am doing now with a redwork snowman design quilt. The designs are stitching up beautifully. I plan to do a quilt as you go method by applying batting and backing to each block after trimming and quilting each block then attaching to each other. that solves the problem of not having the batting "anchored" within the block. The no show mesh I am using is extremely light weight and I plan to leave on the back of the embroidered block within the quilt itself.
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