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Thread: FMQ for Card Trick Quilt

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    FMQ for Card Trick Quilt

    How would you quilt this on your domestic machine? I have limited Free Motion Quilting skills, but am tired of doing a grid on almost everything. I need suggestions and HELP!! It's a small child's size quilt. If anyone has a website that shows quilting choices for various block send it on down. I just hope the photo comes through ok. Thank you in advance.
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    I am no good for advice on quilting, but I LOVE your quilt!!

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    Your quilt is wonderful! You could do stitch in the ditch around each set of cards and then do a very small, tight stipple in the white areas. I think that any type of FMQ would be very nice - no need to stress about the exact design. The child will love it regardless.
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    Nice job. What ever you decide will work.

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    Your quilt is very pretty. I'm not good at choosing quilting patterns, but I did hear a tip about auditioning patterns by drawing them on an overlay and laying that on your quilt.

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    I found this one by doing a Google search for images for "quilting motif for card trick quilt". I like what he's done in the colored blocks. http://quiltfool.blogspot.com/2012/1...thing-new.html
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    I like that one very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    I found this one by doing a Google search for images for "quilting motif for card trick quilt". I like what he's done in the colored blocks. http://quiltfool.blogspot.com/2012/1...thing-new.html
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    ​Someone posted a link a while back on using your walking foot to quilt. It was posted by tate_elliott under the title Walking FootQuestion. It has a link to 31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting that might help.
    Last edited by Tartan; 08-31-2013 at 09:11 AM.

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    Everytime I see this quilt pattern, I think "next time, I'm going to make this"! Lovely quilt.

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    You could anchor the inside of the block by stitching in the ditch, use cookie cutters or color book animals, stars, etc for shapes in each card, then stipple in the white. You could use the same shapes here and there in the border.

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    I love the pattern card tricks. Another one on my bucket list.

    I saved this picture to show how I might would want to quilt a card trick. I am horrible at FMQ but I can make the flowery type of stitch. I find it a lot more forgiving. If each one is different, it looks like you planned it that way.

    Another idea....I like the idea of using each card type.... heart, spade, diamond & clubs in the centers of the card tricks blocks.
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    I see you got some nice suggestions I am like you my fmq skills are limited and I am also getting bored with the same ole grid stid I need to get brave and move on at least try something different but I like your quilt and the idea of the flower motif is nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    Your quilt is very pretty. I'm not good at choosing quilting patterns, but I did hear a tip about auditioning patterns by drawing them on an overlay and laying that on your quilt.
    What a wonderful tip!! Thanks!!
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    Beautiful, great color choices. I mostly do FMQ or a large stipple on most of my quilts. I'm not into patterns or such.
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    OMG, these are all terrific idea's. The quilt it sandwiched and pinned so NOW I an make an informed choice.. and I got good ones. Thank you one and all.
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    You say your FMQ skills are iimited therefore I would use the walking foot to ditch quilt around the sashing and select a gentle curve four point design for the cards

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