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Thread: Quilting an Attic Window quilt

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    Quilting an Attic Window quilt

    I'm still learning my way around quilting and so far I've only hand quilted any I've finished. With a newly adopted niece who is Frozen crazy, I'd like to make her a quilt using the soft book pages made into attic window blocks. The problem is how to quilt it in time for Christmas. So if I use my machine, I'm pretty sure straight lines are going to be about the limit of my skill set, but if I just stitch near the ditch that leaves a lot of the inner window (the pages) unquilted. Will that be a problem? Am I making any sense? It's hard to explain to others what's inside your brain. I will be thrilled with any advice you have to offer.

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    The batting you use should tell you approximately how far apart your "lines" should be. in the "picture book" parts you could "trace" some of the figures, or echo around them. Have fun!

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    If the pictures are bigger then the recommended quilting distance on your batting package, you should add some quilting to them.

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    Sounds like a great idea for the Frozen images! I would quilt next to the ditch on the window frames and then outline the individual figures.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Thanks you all! I'll give the outlining a try but I guess if I find it difficult with my machine, I can always resort back to hand quilting. This seemed like such a simple and quick idea at first. LOL But even simple things can look difficult to a newbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephanieR View Post
    Thanks you all! I'll give the outlining a try but I guess if I find it difficult with my machine, I can always resort back to hand quilting. This seemed like such a simple and quick idea at first. LOL But even simple things can look difficult to a newbie.
    When I've outlined on my DSM I found that if I went very slowly and stopped frequently(to turn) it worked for me and I got through it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by selm View Post
    When I've outlined on my DSM I found that if I went very slowly and stopped frequently(to turn) it worked for me and I got through it.
    Thank you! That is so helpful and encouraging to know.

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    Quilting an Attic Window quilt

    I used a center panel and the book pages in a gift quilt. What I did was NO batting but backed with fleece. Sprayed them together and did my sewing.
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...l-t301317.html

    I must add, I did not stitch IN the book pages, just around them at the seams.
    Last edited by farmquilter; 12-07-2018 at 03:50 PM. Reason: add information

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmquilter View Post
    I used a center panel and the book pages in a gift quilt. What I did was NO batting but backed with fleece. Sprayed them together and did my sewing.
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...l-t301317.html

    I must add, I did not stitch IN the book pages, just around them at the seams.
    That's awesome and fleece would take care of my problem and Frozen fleece is easy to find. Now I just have to decide if I'm more scared of using fleece as backing or quilting the pages.

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    I don't quilt any further apart than 3-4" no matter what the batting package says.
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