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need ideas how to quilt the 3.5 inch border

need ideas how to quilt the 3.5 inch border

Old 01-31-2010, 10:52 AM
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I want to keep it simple on the outside border. Any suggestions. I am no good right now at free motion. The small inside border is a folded border.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:58 AM
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Can you continue to use the same quilting that you have already done but change the direction of the lines.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:02 AM
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Since you aren't comfortable with free motion yet, I'd suggest you do a piano key in the border. Put some pins in there to stabilize things, then stitch from your narrow border to the outside. This will tie your interior to your outside, and give you some nice texture.

If you were more comfortable with free motion, I suggest a lacy curved feather. Your fabric is busy, so the detail wouldn't be noticed, but the texture would.

Have fun, and don't forget to breathe!!!
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Very pretty!
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:48 AM
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One of the companies (I believe it might be Golden Threads) sells border designs paper in rolls. You could picka design and pin the roll to the border fabric and away you go. I used it on a flannel patchwork quilt with a wide border a couple of years ago. It worked well.
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Maybe narrow straight lines the same distance apart as the others, only following the vertical sides and then horizontal on the top and bottom :D:D:D
Very cute quilt!!!
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Originally Posted by OmaForFour
One of the companies (I believe it might be Golden Threads) sells border designs paper in rolls. You could picka design and pin the roll to the border fabric and away you go. I used it on a flannel patchwork quilt with a wide border a couple of years ago. It worked well.
This is a cool idea, for a beginner at FMQ. I may try this!
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