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Thread: How far apart can I MQ this batt?

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    Smile How far apart can I MQ this batt?

    Hi. I am making a comforter--big strips--for my BF for Xmas (nothing like getting an early start, but that's how it goes!) I bought Mountain Mist medium loft polyester. It says I can MQ it up to 5 inches apart. Since this comforter is big (90" square) and I have basically NO time, I'd like to quilt it as little as possible--but obviously enough to hold.

    Can I do straight line quilting five inches apart? Will that be sufficient, or do I need to do grid quilting too--so quilt a five-inch grid? Hope not, but...

    Thanks much for your help!


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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    You do need to quilt the grid. It should be no further than 5 inches in any direction. If you just have quilting lines running down the quilt, the batt can shift up and down along that channel. Sorry.

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    Dunster is right you've got to do the grid.

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    If you are doing quilt-as-you-go, you quilt it. Otherwise, I would suggest doing at least something so the squares are only 5". Go for it!

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    Super Member sewmom's Avatar
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    If worse comes to worse and you don't get it finished in time, wrap as is and finish it after. I've had to do that a couple of times. Sometimes it's worth not staying up all night to get things done.
    I agree with the grid idea. Good luck.
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