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Thread: Conbining machine quilting with hand quilting?

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    Conbining machine quilting with hand quilting?

    Have any of you combined machin quilting with hand quilting? a long time ago I made some bedskirts and one the edge did hand quilting in a fairly large open design. I havent used either of the two that I have left because the seemed to be so bulking. I thought about putting them on my quilting frame and filling in aroung the hand quilting design with stippling.
    Would you think that would work out ok?

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    I machine quilt and hand-quilt all the time. I love to do the quilting this way. I love to "punctuate" some of the fabric with hand-quilting either before or after I machine quilt. I made several Christmas runners which I stitched-in-the-ditch around the squares and then hand-quilted around the poinsettias, Christmas ornament designs, Stars, and Christmas tress. I actually did the hand-quilting while riding in the car to North Carolina and Kansas this past summer. So everyone got "hand-made" Christmas presents.
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    Why not? There are no rules; it's your quilt! If a combo sounds like the best solution then go for it!

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    Yes, I have machine stipple quilted large areas of the quilt and then hand quilted small detailed areas. worked out great.

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    Thanks, I started. It is looking pretty good.

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    I hand quilt the areas that will stand out,machine the areas that don't catch the eye. If I didn't do it this way,I'd take a lot longer to complete one,and I'm not getting any younger! BTW. The quilt police don't bother me.

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    Quillters choice!
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    I machine finished a quilt my friend had started hand quilting. Looks great.

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    I think you can do anything you want on your quilt... and I think it wlil look just perfect no matter how you mix machine and hand work... its done all the time.

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    I did a quilt with embroideried squares alternated with solids this way. Stippled the solids and hand quilted the embroideried squares, I didn't like the way machine quilting looked with the embroidery. Turned out ok and gift receipent loved it.

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    I do both all the time! Mainly because I am a long time hand quilter...I so want to get great or even good at fmq..but I am "bad" to revert back to hand quilting thus not getting much practice in on the machine quilting...lol
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    quite often! i have many quilts that have both hand and machine quilting on them- and i've had 'customer quilts' come in that were hand quilted & the owner now wants machine quilting added to them. if it works for your project- no reason not to do it that way- it's yours to do as you please.
    and i've seen plenty of (show quilts) with both also- so don't think it (diminishes) anything.
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    Thank you all for the advice. I have one side of the bed skirt stippled around the hand quilting. First picture is just hand quilted, second is after I did the stippling. Glad I decided go do this.
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    There are no rules in quilting and if there are rules.....break them. You are the designer and if you want both machien and hand quilting in one quilt, go for it!

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