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    design decision

    I need to decide what I'm going to do about one of the leaves on my quilt. I missed stitching it down when I appliqued every thing else on the quilt. So now I would have to stitch around it after the quilting is done and it would look different on the back than the other leaves and flowers. They'll all have some internal quilting lines but I won't stitch all the way around the edges.

    It's the one on the bottom left. Rip it off or fix it and have it look different on the back? It's going in the fair.


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    That's a beautiful quilt. I would attach it; it may look a little different on the back but would it be a place where you could put your label? Appliqueing the label in that area may cover the difference altho I don't think a slight change in the quilting would be that much of a judging factor. Good luck, let us know what you decide and how you do at the fair. Looks like a winner to me.
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    Sorry, but I can't tell what type of applique you did with the others?
    I'm guessint you have a machine stitched edge, being that you're concerned about the back appearance.

    What about machine stitching in the same manner as you did for the others.
    Yes, it shows on the back as you said ... but cover that over with your label on the back overtop of it and/or put a couple of flowers on the back, and hand stitch them on.
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    JanRN ... too funny, we posted at the same time and look at the sameness of our suggestions!
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    It's a beautiful quilt! Maybe you could put a matching leaf on the back and do whatever you want with the quilting of that one piece? Sort of make it stand alone?
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    no answer for you, but I just love those bright flowers against the Black and white.
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    Poppies are my very favorite flower! I would do this last leaf the way you did the others and then put a single poppy on the back to cover the difference because you can never have enough poppies.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Are you doing a special stitch around the leaf? If it is a straight stitch just inside the appliqué (raw edge appliqué) I would stitch around the leaf. Then I would straight stitch just outside the other appliqués and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference from the back. If you did a fancy buttonhole stitch around all the other appliqués, then stitching it and putting the label over the back sounds like a good option.

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    I got tired of looking at it and peeled it off. I think I like it better anyway. It gives it a less cluttered look. I'll post another pic when I get it quilted.

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    it is wonderful. why can't you stitch it without going through the back. Just catch the top material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta View Post
    it is wonderful. why can't you stitch it without going through the back. Just catch the top material.
    Because my machine sews all the way through. For it to look the same on the top it has to be machine stitched. Doing something different to that one leaf will just stick out too much. If I rip it off nobody knows it was there in the first place.

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    Great that you could get it off without it showing. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. What did you use to fuse it with? I know I've tried to peel off Wonderunder before and that didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Great that you could get it off without it showing. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. What did you use to fuse it with? I know I've tried to peel off Wonderunder before and that didn't work.
    It was Wonder Under but the background fabric is new, unwashed fabric and I hadn't steamed it yet.

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