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Old 05-13-2013, 07:10 AM
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image.jpgimage.jpgI have a question about quilting a quilt with sahing strips and narrow borders. I am doing a sort of panel quilt and before I did any FMQ, I SITD around all the panels. The batting I used said to quilt 2 1/2"- 4" So I shouldn't have large non-quilted areas. My question is: since I stitched on both seams of the border, do I need to do any type of stitching inside the narrow strips? Or is this sufficient quilting to keep the batting from doing whatever it's not supposed to do? I will try to take a picture of the piece that I have here if that will help.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:45 AM
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It should be quilted enough. Someone else may have a different opinion.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:28 AM
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When it says 2-1/2 to 4 inches, it really means in all directions.....so while the sashing/batting is secure along all edges of the blocks, within the sashing itself, there are still long areas that aren't secured at all....the batting there may shred when washed.....but this is just my opinion, take it for what it is worth.
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I've done many without additional stitching in the small borders with no problem. I use Quilter's Dream Select, so don't know about other battings.
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I would say that if you want to feel secure in your mind about it staying where it is supposed to, I might add a bit of something in the blue section. Any little waves, or a continuous line of hearts. After all your beautiful work, you don't want going into a lump in the first washing. I love the colors you picked, by the way.
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Great question - I was wondering the same thing. I see what you mean, Buckeye Rose - I've learned something from you today....thanks!
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Is that upside down? It's difficult to tell. It looks like your quilting should work well. Good job!
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I would do a simple stitch the length of the border - it is secure on the sides but not lengthwise.
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Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
Is that upside down? It's difficult to tell. It looks like your quilting should work well. Good job!
Actually, this is just a portion of a large queen size quilt. There is another piece that is a mirror image of this one and then a larger center panel. I am going to sew them together after I get the quilting done and then sew down a strip of the darker blue over the seam on the top. I've been working on this thing off and on for more than three years. This isnthe year to get it done.
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you should add quilting in the sashing strips- 2"-4" does mean in all directions- batting that does not have 'scrim' tend to need to be quilted this closely- what happens is- when the quilt is laundered the areas that do not have enough quilting to keep the batting stable will pull apart- and bunch up- so you will have empty spaces and then globs of batting balled up inside the 'channels' so if you add at least a line across the strips every 3-4" you should be fine- but leaving long unquilted channels 'could' with wear, time & laundering cause problems. when a batting says you can have up to 10" apart- it has a scrim which keeps the batting more stable with time-
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