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Thread: machine quilting squiggly lines

  1. #1
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    May 2007
    Any help is appreciated. I have made a "scene" wall hanging. Basically it's a band at the bottom which represents the ground, then a larger piec for the sky. I have appliqued three geese walking on the ground with the sky behind them. I have inserted three clouds on the sky piece. My problem now is how do I quilt this? I was thinking just straight lines between the sky and appliques to the bottom of the ground piece but that's boring. Then I though maybe squiggly lines would be fun. Would I use a walking foot or darning foot for this? My confusion is which foot to use for what. Thanks.

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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    North Carolina
    Walking foot for straight lines, darning foot for squiggly lines. Be sure to post a picture when you are done! Good luck :!:

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    Carla P's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    If you want a general guideline, but this is by no means a hard rule, walking foot for straight lines, & darning for curves or free-motion.

    As for your quilting options, you could have a lot of fun with this project. You might want to run a ditch line between the sections for stabalization, but after that the options abound. For example, with your finger, trace around your clouds then trail on out into the sky area and "trace" another one free-hand... then sew what you just traced with your finger, On the grass section, you could sew up & down in a zig-zag, and around your geese as you did the clouds. You could also do an all over meander, stipple, or loops. And, yes, squiggly lines will look good as well. Allow yourself to have fun with it; it will show in your quilt. :D

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