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Thread: embroidered quilts

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    embroidered quilts

    I am making a quilt that will have applique and embroidery on it. I'm wondering if I should quilt the whole thing and then add the applique and embroidery. Or should I add it first and then quilt around it? I only have a straight stitch machine and will be hand embroidering. I just don't know if it will be okay for the stitches to show on the back. If I only embroidered to the batting then the quilt might not be held together enough. Please help if you have any suggestions, thanks

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    Traditionally, I think applique and embroidery are done first and then the entire thing is quilted. Of course, traditions can be broken any time you please.

    I recently finished a hand embroidery/cross stitch project on my straight stitch machine. I did a lot of cross hatching type work in the background and FMQ close to the embroidery.

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    I've always wondered about this, especially with embroidery such as rework. Thanks for asking the question, I will be watching the replies.

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    I dd a pre-stamped cross stitched baby quilt years ago that was on white pre-quilted white cotton. The front looked great but the back was hideous with all the thread ends on it. I do all detail embroidery and appliqué before sandwiching the quilt now.

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    I appliqué and embroidery first, then I quilt around it
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    SAme here. otherwise you have all the loose threads in the back!

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    I do the applique and hand work before quilting.

    This is a small sample of what the quilting around the embroidery could look like. I machine stitched close to the edge of the design and it is almost invisible. The quilting shows on the back and I think it looks cool to have that shadow.

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    That is exactly what I would have done. It looks great.

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