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Old 12-29-2012, 10:37 AM
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I thought this fabric would make a darling whole-cloth crib blanket for my neighbors' new baby, but when I went to quilt it I found myself in a predicament: I used low-loft polyester, which says quilt no more than 4" apart. I had thought I would quilt stylized boots, hat, lariat, etc., or even outline individual faces, but this will take longer than this child will be a child..! Each figure is only about 3-4" large. Should I just do a random wandering thing (which will still be hard to get 4" apart)?
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:55 AM
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A picture would have been helpful, but what about a diamond pattern? Can you do something simple that will look like frames around the pictures? No more than 4" apart means anything closer together than that is OK.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:03 AM
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How about doing a few loops between your quilting motifs? As Patti mentioned the batt means to not leave any areas over 4 inches unquilted. You could do an all over meandering quilting also.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Patti25314 View Post
A picture would have been helpful, but what about a diamond pattern? Can you do something simple that will look like frames around the pictures? No more than 4" apart means anything closer together than that is OK.
By the time I got my photo re-sizer to work the site would not let me edit my posting! Maybe I can do it here.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:51 AM
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Think I'd just stitch diagonally across the quilt and call it good.
I agree, trying to go around the various cowboys, etc. would take forever.

Love your fabric!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:54 AM
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What if you do a 4-inch grid in a neutral thread to cover the batting's requirements, then you can pick out a few details here and there with brighter/thicker thread for the whimsey factor?
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:25 PM
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The fabric is really cute, but you won't be able to see many details of your quilting because it is so colourful, so a grid on the diagonal sounds like a perfect way to go.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:15 PM
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I would just do a large stippple or meandering all over it. I do that on all my quilts and I would never quilt less than 3-4 inches apart. Less unquilted spaces are my preference.
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Large stippling would really work well on this quilt. Boy it sure is cute!!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
I would just do a large stippple or meandering all over it. I do that on all my quilts and I would never quilt less than 3-4 inches apart. Less unquilted spaces are my preference.
I agree with Jingle, any detailed quilting will be lost.
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