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If the batting instructions say stitch ever ten inches and I have one 13 inch spot

If the batting instructions say stitch ever ten inches and I have one 13 inch spot

Old 03-02-2011, 06:13 PM
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If the batting instructions say stitch every ten inches and I have one 13 inch spot in each fussy cut block....do I absolutely have to stitch in there? I have stitched in the ditch and it scares me to stitch across the picture (Corvettes). Let me see if I can find the picture of the top...
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:17 PM
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The instructions are for the bare minimum amount of quilting. One lady at guild brought her quilt to show after washing and not quilted enough....the batt had clumped up in those areas. She had to make slits in the backing & pull out the mess & re-insert batting & quilt enough.

Great looking quilt, BTW
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Ohhh, I sure don't want that to happen. Okay...time to just do it then! Thanks.
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I would outline stitch around the cars.
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Thats a good idea, but I am pretty much a beginner. I don't think I can do that.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:53 PM
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I agree with this. You really won't like how it holds up with too little quilting. Like the suggestion of going around the cars.
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The instructions are for the bare minimum amount of quilting. One lady at guild brought her quilt to show after washing and not quilted enough....the batt had clumped up in those areas. She had to make slits in the backing & pull out the mess & re-insert batting & quilt enough.

Great looking quilt, BTW
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:28 PM
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Love your quilt inspector!! :D:D
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If you use a thin thread like So Fine, you'll not notice the stitching in the car blocks. You'll regret it in the long run if you don't have enough quilting. Hang in there - you'll do just fine!
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I have combined stitch in the ditch quilting with a tie or buttons in the feature square.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
The instructions are for the bare minimum amount of quilting. One lady at guild brought her quilt to show after washing and not quilted enough....the batt had clumped up in those areas. She had to make slits in the backing & pull out the mess & re-insert batting & quilt enough.

Great looking quilt, BTW
I agree, I heard an expert speaking about this subject, and she said that minimum amount stated on the package is not near enough quilting, usually.
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