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    How to quilt?

    Please give me recommendations on how to quilt this quilt. Backing is a solid blue. I was thinking of SID on the diagonal but donít know if iíll Like it since the rectangles will not be stitched all the way around . Yesterday ekuw (sorry if I misspelled), posted a lovely D9P that she did straight stitching about an inch apart. Would that look ok.? Should I change direction as she did? Any help will be appreciated. Name:  C08883D0-D64C-4A1C-9E3F-C89DDC8BB444.jpeg
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    I like to use some kind of curves or feathers or wavy on a really straight stitched quilt. To me, when you start doing some straight stitching on a very dominant pattern like you have, sooner or later it becomes obvious that they don't line up with each other. There are many good pantograph patterns out there. Find one you think you like and use wht you can do of the design. Urban Elementz has more ideas than I can ever use. https://www.urbanelementz.com/quilti...raphs-e2e.html
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    Nice blue top! Straight lines would give it a modern look and would look good. I might do orange peel or continuous curves(using the seams as the grid) if I wanted a curvier look.

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    I would do allover loopy meander.
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    I have always thought that straight lines just beg for lots of curves.
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Size:  251.2 KBHow about simple waves like this. You could use your walking foot.You don't have to match them up.

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    I loved the quilting on the quilt you reference to from the other day. It would great on your quilt.
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    I mostly do FMQ like a large stipple.
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    If you want a modern, geometric feel you could do something like this (lines would be ľ inch apart):

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    Since it's a fish and nautical print, you could mix the motifs all over...bubbles, fish, waves.

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    Lots of great suggestions...I just wanted to say I like your fabric selection and pattern. Please post another photo when you get it quilted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monale View Post
    If you want a modern, geometric feel you could do something like this (lines would be ľ inch apart):

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    I like this idea, but I think the stitching lines should be farther apart than 1/4”. 1/4” would make the quilting very dense and depending on whether it was on a domestic or a longarm could cause rippling, pleating, etc.

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