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Thread: 1st FMQ Questions!

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    Junior Member The Ivory Thimble's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Please a little help here! I have been working on a baby size quilt. I'm down to doing the 5" border. Border is in hot pink fabric with bright yellow on back of quilt but I have been FMQ in white thread and I'm a beginner and I have a long way to go for it to look good.

    1. Should I change thread color to hot pink?
    2. There is a lot of "extra" fabric from the quilting on the border. Will this smooth out?

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    Feb 2007
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    1. only change the thread if you want to.
    2. it may quilt out and it may not, my guess would be no.
    I cut my borders lenght wise instead of cross wise grain and it helps to prevent stretching. Others will have ideas on how to prevent that in the future.
    good luck

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