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Major Newbie Mistake - Is it Too Late To Have it LongArm Quilted?? Yikes!!

Major Newbie Mistake - Is it Too Late To Have it LongArm Quilted?? Yikes!!

Old 02-20-2017, 11:12 PM
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your art is awesome, you can hand quilt it if you plan to add beads and charms to it ,i have seen what they call big stitches on your quilt it looks so beautiful when done ,if you what a tutorial craftsy.com has some free classes or you also check on youtube.com .explore some more before making up your mind
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:13 AM
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It is gorgeous. Other suggestions were great. You could take it to a long armer and that person would give wonderful suggestions. I never find them judgemental. I take all of my large quilts to long armers. As I have worked diligently on piecing, I never feel that the quilt isn't mine unless I've done the quilting. The tradition has always been a number of people working on a quilt. The Amish have piecers and then quilters. That's what quilting bees are for as well.
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:42 PM
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As a longarm quilter, you can leave the sleeve on, but it is easier to quilt without the binding already sewn on the top. If you want to have this quilted by a longarm quilter, you will need to have it done by someone who will be doing hand-guided quilting, as opposed to a computer doing the quilting...that way he/she can quilt around the embellishments you have already put on the quilt top. Superior Threads has a zillion colors of So Fine solid colored thread that it would be easy to match your colors exactly or to totally blend in to the skirt of your lovely quilt to add texture but no other colors. She is beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing her quilted and bound.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:43 PM
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soooo gorgeous!
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:48 PM
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You're new to quilting???? Wow, I think you're quilt is really cool. I have never used a long armer, but I think there is a range depending on what they do. I'd talk to a few in your area. I really think your work is stunning!
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:24 PM
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I really appreciate the comments from you experts. I was having some serious lack of confidence moments with this piece. Looking at threads now from Superior trying to determine which would be best. I am leaning to the silver bottom polyester. I tried to order it from Amazon but for some odd reason they will not ship to my area. Looking online for other vendors. It is always something.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mscoco07 View Post
I really appreciate the comments from you experts. I was having some serious lack of confidence moments with this piece. Looking at threads now from Superior trying to determine which would be best. I am leaning to the silver bottom polyester. I tried to order it from Amazon but for some odd reason they will not ship to my area. Looking online for other vendors. It is always something.
Just order it from Superior--they don't have a minimal purchase amount and are very quick on getting it to you.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:39 PM
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I really have no idea how to help, but I love your work so far.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by mscoco07 View Post
I really appreciate the comments from you experts. I was having some serious lack of confidence moments with this piece. Looking at threads now from Superior trying to determine which would be best. I am leaning to the silver bottom polyester. I tried to order it from Amazon but for some odd reason they will not ship to my area. Looking online for other vendors. It is always something.
Use the Bottom Line in the bobbin and So Fine on the top...I have quilted with Bottom Line on both top and bottom but it is not recommended because Bottom Line is a two-ply 60 weight thread that is not as strong as the three-ply 50 weight thread. They pair very well together. Order directly from Superior Threads, they are wonderful to deal with!
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