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Machine Quilting Density?

Old 06-13-2018, 08:53 AM
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Do you have a preference for how much stitching (quilting) your quilts have for a quilt used for covering oneself (bed/couch/lap)?

I think "medium" would be my preference - stitching close enough together so that the layers don't shift and far enough apart so that the quilt can drape/bend.

I consider "art" - for looking at only - quilts to be another category.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:21 AM
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I think medium too. dense quilting doesn't seem to let the quilt drape as well and makes it heavier too. still, I love that look also. but for me, medium works well.
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Same here, medium. I usually don’t do fluffy quilts, and too much quilting like pebbling is attractive but makes the quilt somewhat stiff even after washing.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:39 AM
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I don't care for overly dense quilting but enough to keep stress off of the stitches when the quilt is used. So I say between medium and dense.
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Light to medium. My utility quilts (for the couch, for picnic blankets, etc) get as little machine quilting as I can get away with without the layers/batting shifting when washed. For bed quilts I hand quilt up to medium density. Heavy density quilting is not my bag, at all.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:05 PM
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I think density is in the eye of the beholder... If you have someone else do the quilting, pick from a sample or panto they have. Another option would be to have the quilting so many inches apart.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:35 PM
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Light to medium for sure. I don't care for the stiffness of heavy quilting. It is beautiful tlhough.
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I prefer a large meander.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:56 PM
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I'd say medium to dense for hand or machine quilting.
I have some antique quilts that are very densely hand quilted and are stunning.
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Medium here too, about like most pantos. Don't like the stiffness of dense quilting.
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