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Machine quilting a Baltimore Album Quilt

Old 10-21-2009, 12:43 PM
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How to machine quilt a particular top is very subjective. A lot depends on your skill level and how dense you want the stitching to be. You will definitely want to stitch around all the applique work, either in the ditch or 1/8 to 1/4 inch outside the applique. If you're looking for a dense fill pattern, you could use McTavishing, pebbles, a small stipple or echo quilting, for example. There are many different fills, which could be used. For a less dense look and feel, crosshatching might be a good way to go and much easier than a dense fill. Either way, the fill should not cross into the applique work or onto the red frames. For the red frames around the applique, perhaps a leaf, flower or heart motif. Again you will probably want to stitch in the ditch on both sides of the red frames. Then you could use a larger leaf, flower, wind or waves motif in the larger white areas. These are only suggestions, as there are many different fills and motifs possible, which would bring out the beauty of your applique work. But one thing is certain, you'll want to bring out the beauty of the applique.
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