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Old 05-14-2013, 12:58 PM
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I've been busy the last few weekends working on this quilt for my daughters twin bed. Now that its done I'm at a loss for the quilting. I used elmers for the sandwich and feel pretty happy with the results.

I have a walking foot and started doing Sid but my stitches were uneven so I pulled a whole line.

Now i thought I'd come to the experts. It's a pretty basic block but being the newbie this I am I didn't square my blocks and not they are uneven here and there. Should I start over with Sid and a longer stitch length. I think I was using 3.0...

Also any thoughts on thread color? I was using a variegated green but I felt like it showed up so much. Especially when I accidentally fell off the ditch or was near the dark brown.

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:20 PM
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Beautiful quilt. I would just do swirls with a beige thread.
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I would choose a varigated green for the thread. SID is pretty sparse for the size of some of the blocks. You could do stippling or just an X in the bigger blocks.
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Thanks. The larger blocks are 8.5x8.5 inches.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:39 PM
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There is a website that shows different ways of quilting with a walking foot that is much more than just SID. Thought I bookmarked the web address, but of course, I can't find it now. I saw it in a thread here. The lady was doing different stitches each day. I want to say Leah Day was the person, but I don't think it was her. Does anyone remember the site? I agree the quilting should be a little closer.
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I will try to post the link but if it doesn't work the original was posted by tate_elliot and it was from 31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting.
http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
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I tried SITD and wasn't good at it at all. So I changed to SOutsideTD, and called it art.

Seriously, it takes practice to master it.

The quilt top is beautiful; love the fabrics and the colors.

How about using invisible thread if you don't want the wayward stitches to show? I've never used it myself so can't tell you anything about using it.

If your machine has a curvy stitch - you know like an elongated "S" on it's side - that could work for you. I don't know if you can use the walking foot for that, though.

Good luck. No matter what you do, your daughter will cherish the quilt!
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I can not help you with the quilting because I am new myself....but I wanted to say.. Very good job on your quilt top!!
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I think this link should work:

http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html
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When I am having trouble sewing a straight line (Arthur visiting) I use a serpentine (wavy) stitch.. Looks ok then as you are not staying in the ditch. For the larger squares I agree, a X will do fine. You can do the wavy stitch on the diagonal if you choose. Looks good on the back too.
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