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Thread: Hand and Machine quilting on same quilt???

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    I have just completed my first solo quilt. I duplicated one my mom made in 1939 which consisted of 30 14" blocks (5 across and 6 down) with an appliqued tulip on every other block. I decided to add a border and have ended up with an enormous quilt. It is going to be very difficult to quilt on my standard sewing machine. I decided to try and 'stitch in the ditch' around the big squares on the machine. Would it be acceptable to then use a small quilting hoop and hand quilt around the tulips? Or, should I just find someone to professionally quilt it? Please share some opinions :)

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    Senior Member dolores's Avatar
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    It is your quilt you can quilt it anyway you want It is acceptable to do both.There are no quilt police here I have seen some that had both. I have done both on one. It looked good. Good luck

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    I've done that on two quilts, one was an oversized king and there was no way it was going to fit in that area right of the needle. The other one had windmill blocks and everother block was solid, I miandered in the solid and thought it would be enough but decided to go back and hand quilt the windmill blocks. Both turned out fine

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    I have done both on many quilts.

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    No reason you can't!

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    Go for it! I often use both hand and machine quilting on the same quilt.

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    As someone else said "It is your quilt". Whatever anyone does on their quilt is unique to their design. "Go outside of the block" and be creative. Good luck!!

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    Thank you all so much, I am so excited over this whole quilting thing. It is contagious!! I have learned so much just reading from this posting site!

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    I have done it too. Came out fine and I was pleased with the results.

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    I agree with the other posters. There is no reason not to quilt it in the way you suggested. It's your quilt and the designer (you) have all of the design choices.

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    years ago i made a nine patch king size and machine quilted the main quilt and did vines and leaves on the border with hand quilting. worked for me!

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    You have my permission :-)

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    I am only new to machine quilting, but I still love to do handwork, so I do a bit of both...I think it adds a different dimension (and a bit of extra "heart").

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    Have done both hand and machine quilting on the same quilt looked good and the recipient loved it.

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    Sure you can use both! I have and it turned out beautifully. I think it adds character and more interest.

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    My friend had aquilt she had stated hand quilting and asked me to finish it. I used my embroidery machine to finish the quilting it came out beautifully. Iwouldn't have thought about doing it that way but now I will consider it again. No quilt police.

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    I suggest you do as you wish with it. Many people that I know do just as you indicate and their quilts look great.

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    I'm working on one now that is machine quilted in the center area, and am hand quilting contrast thread around the edges. (Remember Frank Sinatra- "I did it my way"?) Go for it!!

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    this answers my question too was thinking I may need to do hand quilting on the one I am piecing now I am doing five inch charm blocks but puting in four patch so turns out to be about 10 inches my friend wants use to do a quilt class but with fabric so high I listen to you guys and decide to wing it could buy fabric with the cost of class and they have so much on u tube that you can watch and there is no quilt patrol it is your quilt so i say go for it thats what I am going to do

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    this answers my question too was thinking I may need to do hand quilting on the one I am piecing now I am doing five inch charm blocks but puting in four patch so turns out to be about 10 inches my friend wants use to do a quilt class but with fabric so high I listen to you guys and decide to wing it could buy fabric with the cost of class and they have so much on u tube that you can watch and there is no quilt patrol it is your quilt so i say go for it thats what I am going to do

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    Why not? It's your quilt and if doing both hand and machine quilting is the way to get the look you want, go for it.

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    I am new to it but am reading an excellent book on machine quilting - how to use a walking foot for SITD and way beyond (which I can't remember the author of and am at work) and she shows examples of doing just that. The photos show how the hand stitching in areas she wants to highlight contrasts nicely with the precise machine look of SITD or near-ditch lines. Also she suggests trying wavy embroidery stitches.

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    of course you can do machine and hand quilting on your quilt- some of us do that quite often, and i also do machine and hand embroidery and machine and hand applique on the same quilt-
    it will turn out just fine. and visit some of the big award winning quilters sites- you will find they mix techniques alot too
    it is your project, do what you want to do to reach the conclusion you seek

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    I've used hand and machine quilting on the same quilt. Unless you're planning for this to be show quilt that requires one or the other, but not both, don't sweat it. I started hand-quilting a baby quilt, then did the final border by machine so I could get it done and out the door. The mom loved that I was able to hand quilt part of it. The baby's 3 and they still love it :-).

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    I've done both on one quilt and it came out great. I did the straight lines with my machine and walking foot and the curvy stuff by hand.

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