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Thread: Big Stitch Quilting

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    Big Stitch Quilting

    This is my first real big stitch project. I hope to continue to learn. I need suggestions as to whether the center of this quilting is OK, when stitching in this manner. I'm quite open to suggestions, as well.

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    Big Stitch quilting

    Will try picture again to see about center stitching, please
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    I haven't tried big stitch quilting (I would love to on a project soon--I think it looks so pretty), so I can't help by answering your question. I just wanted to comment to tell you that your quilt is really beautiful!

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    Thank you! I will probably not worry, as it's my quilt, right?

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    If you continue the big stitch through every patch in the pinwheel, the center section should result in forming an 8 pointed star and will be a delightful added element of interest.

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    It looks lovely, and the big stitches suit the quilt perfectly.
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    yes, as you finish it will all come together. lovely so far!!

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    I think it looks beautiful. Your quilt, your way.
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    Oh, thanks to all of you. I'll post a pic when I have completed it.

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    That looks terrific!
    Can you tell me what needles you're using? I started mine but the needles are totally wrong- tapestry. The only ones that would work with perle cotton. I ordered some and am waiting for the right ones.
    I also love the first pic! Gorgeous fabrics and stitches.

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    Beautiful! My goodness, your stitches are so even! I love this.

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    Beautiful quilting. Looks great!!!

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    looks great
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    Your quilting is so wonderful--reminds me of our quilts we had growing up--just great !

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    your quilting is awesome.
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    I admire all those that hand quilt. Lovely even stitches. Well done.

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    I appreciate all of your comments. I'm using a needle from my pincushion that has a big enough needle eye for the embroidery floss. I can't seem to get the needle right, either.
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    grandma7- I just got some embroidery needles and they are wonderful!!!! I bought Sashiko needles but they were on the thick side. The embroidery needles have a big eye and are nice and sharp. The brand is Piecemakers.

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    Really like how you are doing your big stitch quilting. It is going to make for a beautiful quilt.

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    It looks like it is going to be perfect.

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    I really like your big stitches. I have a question. Are you going to stitch on both sides of the seam like the top picture shows?

    If you do you will get the effect of a small star in the center of the pinwheel which would be cool. A lot of work but worth it.

    peace

    Edit: I thought this picture would show another option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    That looks terrific!
    Can you tell me what needles you're using? I started mine but the needles are totally wrong- tapestry. The only ones that would work with perle cotton. I ordered some and am waiting for the right ones.
    oh no, the tapestry needle has a round point to slip thru cross stitch holes in fabric. A chenille needle has the same big eye as a tapestry needle but a sharp point like a sharp or a quilting needle. Use that instead. Good Luck.
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    I really like the hand quilting you have started on the “correct” quilt. :-) I hope I don’t miss it when you post the finished quilt. Just a comment about the first quilt.....I love-love-love the amount of quilting that has been done on this quilt. Not only will the amount of quilting stabilize the quilt for the next 100+ years, but it is beautiful. Remember, “the quilting is what makes the quilt”!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    oh no, the tapestry needle has a round point to slip thru cross stitch holes in fabric. A chenille needle has the same big eye as a tapestry needle but a sharp point like a sharp or a quilting needle. Use that instead. Good Luck.
    I like big stitch too, and didn't know what needle to use, thanks Jane.

    To the original question. I personally would have not went straight thru to the next block, but just went around the triangles, like the pic ube quilting showed. There is no true way to quilt anything, it's yours, and I think it will look great. Can't wait to see the pic when finished.

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    I use Thimblelady XL needles or chenille needles. You want something sharp with a large enough eye to accommodate your bigger thread.

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