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Thread: Help please. Quilt Top Too Loose

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    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
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    Wow. You've done a tremendous amount of work on that. It looks great, bTW. I'm reading along and learning with you since I wouldn't really know the answer either.

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    I would definitely do more quilting...SID is one way but I like the idea of using a serpentine stitch as well makes it more interesting looking on the front of the quilt as well as the back...
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    Go around each block, inside and out. a Serpentine (squiggly) line would work if you free motion it...but even just using your zig zag on a medium width, with a long stitch will work ok. Use the zig zag that is small stitches, not just a zig and a zag...That way you can use a walking foot to do the stitching. I'd use a matching thread or invisible thread.
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    I agree w/ the probably not enough basting. If you go back to your table top machine, make sure you baste again.

    I am not a fan of stitch in the ditch because if you miss the ditch, it can look sloppy. Just my opinion.

    I'd probably put an X going thru the boxes. You can use tape to mark the straight lines.
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    I would definitely wash your quilt before doing anything else to it. It just might shrink the puffs out.
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    Thanks again. I do think so many of you are right. I did try to baste a lot-- but you know what-- I did remove large areas when I got to that place-- doh I would get on such a roll with sewing that I thought I was giving myself room to quilt lol. Well don't think I will do that again.

    I do have a question-- For those suggesting crosshatching- are you suggesting I go over the signatures? I can't imagine that.

    I may wash it before I do anything else-- that may help- I am guilty of using different fabric-- the peach colored is thinner than the green- so I may very well have that issue with stretching.

    I definitely will "rebaste" before doing more sewing-- I have sandwiches made up- so I can practice all the stitches suggested. Hoping to play all weekend

    Thanks all. You are so right-- the love and prayers for each person who signed the quilt is all that is important. She will love it no matter

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    Hey everyone---I am so grateful to everyone. I am falling in love with the quilt I am making now. I am doing the SID along the inside borders-- like the serpetine stitch ( I dont have that stitch on m machine) and it is helping so much and it is looking good. Thank you so much for all the pointers. It's a lot of quilting on the machine- but it is not near as scary as I thought it was going to be. I am really thrilled you all have helped me. All the pointers worked! I will post a picture when it is all done.

    Thanks again. Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I think it just needs more FMQ. I can't really tell from the picture; where all is the quilting design? Is it just through the middle of the rectangular pieces? Or just in the sashing? How far apart are your quilting lines?

    If it were me and I were considering SID, I would defnitely do SID only with a serpentine stitch -- much easier on the nerves.

    Really, as far as I can tell, it just needs denser FMQ.

    Am new at this. What is a serpentine stitch?

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