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Any quilting ideas for a piano key border Please?

Any quilting ideas for a piano key border Please?

Old 09-21-2012, 02:26 PM
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Lightbulb Any quilting ideas for a piano key border Please?

Of course the obvious one is stitch in the ditch, but I thought your creative genius may have an idea for another simple pattern achievable on a domestic machine. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:28 PM
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score sheet? with maybe a note or so?
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:39 PM
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I just do FMQ, I never do any fancy quilting. I do a large stipple on my DSM because I love the looks and I love doing it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:17 PM
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See if you can find the Dresden Plate quilt that was posted this week. It has what I have heard referred to as a railroad track border treatment. It looks good on a piano key border and is done in a continuos line. I will try to describe it....you sew down the middle of the key and do a rounded end and sew down the middle of the next piano key and do another rounded end and so on.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:54 PM
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Instead of stitch in the ditch on the piano key, do a squigle or serpentine stitch down the middle of the key rather than the seam. Maybe use a varigated thread.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:17 PM
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I just finished a t-shirt quilt for a Band Director and put a piano keyboard along the two sides. Since I'm a newbie on my LA, I just did an all-over FMQ on it. My heart wanted to use some cute stencils I found with musical notes on them, but my mind knew that I didn't have the skill to make them look good just yet. She loved her quilt.

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I treat it as a solid and do whatever I might do. I hand quilt, so i might do cross-hatching or a rope border, maybe a bishops fan......I have many border stencils, and would use one of them. The last thing I do is stitch in the ditch - it's hard and if i spend the time quilting - i want people to see my stitches!!
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