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Need help with border FMQ designs

Old 11-05-2009, 03:09 PM
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I know you all can help me. I'm not an expert at FMQ but have managed to do meandering. I want to do something a little different for my borders which are about 4" wide. I plan on using invisible thread on top. I practiced and I think the stitching is consistent re: tension. Do you have any simple ideas for the borders? Thanks!!!!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:14 PM
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This might be a silly question, but if it's invisible thread, can you see it? Will the pattern show up, or not at all?

Some easy FMQ: a meandering line with a little loop, curvey line, loop, etc; flowers; leaves; stars, triangles

More difficult: Hearts, butterflies

Can you post a picture of the quilt top?
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:02 PM
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Not a silly question at all. When I practice, even though the thread is invisible, the batting poofs a little so something will show. And the thread will show on the backing. Will try and post a picture. I like the idea of hearts or butterflies. I'll have to practice some of them. Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:37 AM
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I have two simple continuous line stencils that I use. One is leaves and the other is hearts. Got both at Joanns with coupons.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:39 AM
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Thanks. I'm heading there next week. Will look.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:30 PM
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I use my quilting stencils and my pounce pad.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:29 AM
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Thanks everyone. I went to Joanns and got two different continuous heart patterns.
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