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Thread: how do you stipple?

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    Can he have a picture taken?

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    Well, life happens... I sure hate we missed it! :cry: (feeling guilty yet?? No pressure though... :lol: )

    You're a quilter now, so rule #1 after completion- Take pictures for your personal catalog (to show us really :lol: ) in case it is ever stolen, or just to see your own progress. I promise you'll look back & be amazed!! (in my case it is usually because "I forgot I made that one") Anyway, now I've spent my 2 cents, so I'll shut up. :D I am so glad you're stippling now. Congrats to the Step-Son as well!!!

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    When the stitching lines cross, just make sure it does it more than just once and then I call it meandering instead of stipple. Semantics. A rose is a rose...... Pam :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    hi, When I first started stippling I took a piece of material, sandwiched it with batting and backing, about 9 inches sq. and practiced stippling. I acquaint it with playing the piano. you must get a rythum going so you don't end up with "thread throw-up" like the teacher taught us. It is really fun after you get the hang of it. and yes it looks like puzzle pieces sewn all over the quilt. Practice, practice, practice.

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    CARLA!!

    I agree with you wholeheartedly! I am terrified of messing up months of my patchwork, designing, etc. with messed-up quilting that I either:

    1. leave the quilt as a top
    2. do VERY basic hand-quilting (so I have a chance of finishing it some day
    3. tie the quilt (which makes some people feel the need to tell me that my finished product is not in fact a "real" quilt-- meanies!), or
    4. acutally mess it up trying to feed it through my machine!

    I would really love to try FMQ and other machine-quilting techniques, but I am so worried to mess something up, or have my Kenmore machine laughed at by the Pfaffers at my local quilt shop.

    *sigh* :shock:


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    table runners and goldfish quilts are the perfect place to practice any type of machine quilting, or hand for that matter. however doing something that small is WAAAYYYYY easier than doing a quilt i've done 3 twins (not so bad) and 3 queens ( pretty tuff) even with all the tricks i've learned i have decided to do them in quarters from now on.

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    What are goldfish quilts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandy Keating
    What are goldfish quilts?
    follow the bouncing link
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/1111.page;jsessionid=D9A433E43F16D18ECC71C1333D744 353

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    I need some tips on attaching a photo. Do I disable or enable anything?

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    My first stippled quilt if it attached correctly. "At Home in the Woods 2"

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    WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!

    I can't think of anybetter words!

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    I could'nt get anything to come up.

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    Me niether... :shock:

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    Stippling would be a subject I would very much like to have discussed
    in more detail. My vote is for Stippling.

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    I came across this video link. I am still wondering what the difference is between stippling and meandering, or how anyone manages to hand stipple/meander, but this makes it look fairly easy for machinists......if anyone is interested.

    (You may need to cut and paste into your browser)
    http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/tvt035.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by nantucketsue
    I came across this video link. I am still wondering what the difference is between stippling and meandering, or how anyone manages to hand stipple/meander, but this makes it look fairly easy for machinists......if anyone is interested.

    (You may need to cut and paste into your browser)
    http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/tvt035.asp
    This site gives a good explaination.

    http://www.needlepointers.com/displaypage.aspx?ArticleID=30976&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.quiltmaker.com%2ftips%2ftech4 %2findex1.html

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    Thanks Celeste. It was sure fun. My husband sent me the picture and it was grouped with some other photos, and I couldn't figure out how to remvove the one jpeg, so that might be how others couldn't access it. My digital camera is out of batteries, so I may try another session later. Sorry to those who couldn't open the file. Computers are too smart for me sometime.

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    Hello, I am doing research on quilting and plan to start a quilt when I get enough nerve. I am interested in the stipple or meandering effect. I tried it on a placemat and broke about a dozen machine needles. What did I do wrong.

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    What kind of machine do you have?

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    I have a Brother PC-8500 which does embroidery as well as sewing.

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    I've been told a Smetz Universal needle works best did you use one?

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    Yes I have a Schmetz package in front of me now. I really think I need to know if I move my hand fast and machine speed slow or machine speed fast and hand slow. I really couldn't find the right combination. I finally stopped because I ran out of needles and had to go to town and buy more. I am rural. I am new to this forum and can't get your answer without leaving and coming back to this site. How do I get your response quicker? Thank you.

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    To get responses, just click refresh on your browser window; that should update to include any new responses.

    Sew faster than the speed you move your hands, & never "pull" your quilt under the needle. Also, make sure your needle is in the center position. One other thing... I highly recommend Sharps over Universal needles for quilting. Sharps go between the threads of the fabric whereas Universals tend to pierce the threads of the fabric, which can cut them.

    Hope this helps.

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    If your needles are breaking you are probably pushing the material to fast and the needle bends and then breaks. Also are your feed dogs down and pressor foot up.

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    Thank you for your responses. I will update you all on my progress. I will try the Sharps needles. I keep reading these messages from everyone and have enjoyed all the friendly chats between you. I had to jump in and ask a question. Thanks again.

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