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Combining Embroidery with Quilting

Old 09-29-2016, 02:27 AM
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Tuesday I went to a trunk show by a well-known embroiderer from South Africa, and she had just finished a quilt top where she had put some of her larger embroidery designs into squares and then made the blocks into a quilt top following a BOM from one of the well-known (and mentioned on here before ) quilting bloggers. It was beautiful AND really inspiring because I do love my embroidery machine, and we have had discussions on here about combining embroidery with quilting. I was going to post a picture I took of her top, but I am not sure that would be allowed since it was not mine.

Anyway, let's not forget we have so many choices - not just fabrics.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:00 AM
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I just finished 2 quilts with embroidery on them, I don't always use embroidery but sometimes I think it works beautifully.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:32 AM
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I embroider quilt blocks all the time, then put them together into a quilt. It's one of my favorite ways to make quilts.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:55 AM
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I think of embroidery as just making your own fabric. Instead of a preprinted fabric to fussy cut you just embroider what you want. No reason the two shouldn't be combined if that is what you want.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:20 AM
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I love hand embroidery in quilts but not machine embroidery. I'm just not a fan of machine embroidery at all....
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:59 AM
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do it all the time. I cut my block larger than the finished size I want (exp. If my finishes size is a 6in. block. I cut my block 7 in. then embroidery and cut down to 6 1/2 so once i sew blocks together I have my finished 6in block)
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:20 AM
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I love my embroidery machine to make quilt blocks.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:12 AM
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I do hand embroidery in the evenings when watching TV. Very simple line only redwork type florals. I get the designs from various books or free on the internet. I love Jacobean outline type designs. When the blocks are finished, I set them into a quilt with appropriate colors and donate them to our local heart hospital. They seem to enjoy receiving them. I usu start w/10" fabric, do the embroidery & trim to 9.5". I have an embroidery machine but prefer this method.
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:53 AM
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Adding hand embroidery is my favorite way to personalize quilts. For rag quilts, I usually add a layer of batting since this provides depth. However, as I learned too late on my first rag quilt, the batting will retract into a lump around the embroidery unless secured around the edges. This "lumping" can easily be prevented by stiching a quarter or half inch from the edge of the batting.
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Originally Posted by Mary Rita T View Post
Adding hand embroidery is my favorite way to personalize quilts. For rag quilts, I usually add a layer of batting since this provides depth. However, as I learned too late on my first rag quilt, the batting will retract into a lump around the embroidery unless secured around the edges. This "lumping" can easily be prevented by stiching a quarter or half inch from the edge of the batting.
That's a great tip - thank you.
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