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    Question in regard to sewing feet

    I know I saw a post here quite some time ago about the Joiner foot being the same as or being used in place of a stitch in the ditch foot. I am attempting my very first king size quilting project and can not really afford to purchase another new foot I just got a walking foot but find it very difficult to follow the ditch well. Any help is appreciated
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    Just a thought: Instead of stitch in the ditch, why not shadow stitch? Your walking foot would work well for shadow stitching and there would be no need to purchase another foot.

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    Here is a pic of the quilt to be done not sure what design other than SID to do
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    I think that pattern would look splendid done with a 1/4" stitch line (or perhaps less than 1/4" ) inside each of the blue blocks, and then the same distance on the white around the box. So what you'd end up doing would be emphasizing the block/box look, rather than the sashing/strip look.

    Both stitch lines, I'd do in matching threads to the blue/white, or you might consider the same variegated thread for both ... just not sure how it'd look though.
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    I agree whole-heartedly with the previous posters, I think it would look great if you did 1/4" on both sides of the seam instead of in the ditch.

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    If you'd like to see some examples of how your quilt may look with that kind of quilting, check out this quilter - almost everything she quilts is straight-line quilting.

    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/p/200...ed-quilts.html

    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/p/201...ed-quilts.html

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    WOW, I love all the quilts listed on the redpepperquilts site!! Just my style....

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I think that pattern would look splendid done with a 1/4" stitch line (or perhaps less than 1/4" ) inside each of the blue blocks, and then the same distance on the white around the box. So what you'd end up doing would be emphasizing the block/box look, rather than the sashing/strip look.

    Both stitch lines, I'd do in matching threads to the blue/white, or you might consider the same variegated thread for both ... just not sure how it'd look though.
    You are so right on! I think I need to use you when I'm quilting my quilts!!! You are very good with details!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    You are so right on! I think I need to use you when I'm quilting my quilts!!! You are very good with details!
    Thanks!! most of my ideas have come from things I have seen here on the Boards!
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    I thank you as well. They are awesome quilts and because of cost a LA is just out of the question rite now.
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    Back to your initial question about the joiner foot. You should be able to quilt in the ditch with that foot. The only drawback is that you would not have the advantage of the walking foot technique necessary for quiting the multiple layers. I bought the "in the ditch" foot for my regular walking foot and love it. Makes in the ditch quilting much easier. In either case you will have a lot of turning to do in quilting your quilt. This is a wild and crazy thought but I might consider stitching down the side - ditch or sightly out from the ditch and coming to the end of the side of the block then do one back stitch Remove and cut thread and jump the sashing and continue on down the side of the next block. This would require lots of burying thread tails but might in the long run be faster than wrestling the quilt in the machine as you turn it round and round and round, upside down and back again. Just a thought.

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    ^Holice thanks for your input. I will look into the "in the ditch" for my walking foot and I also considered the "jumping thing". Hoping I can find a utube video for thread burying not sure I know exactly how. One of the LA lady's on here showed a quite with that I will have to ask. Thanks again
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