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Old 10-22-2011, 11:40 PM
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hi i need help in knowing what problems i may come across when i quilt, my 87" square. i wont to quilt around each 6" square.
any help would be great. do i make up my own stencils or buy pre-made.

thx jane

putting my pool table to good use.
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its for my 19 year old son.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:03 AM
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Hi Jane, Great job on the quilt, I'm sure your son will love it. Are you hand quilting or machine quilting it? Did you want a particular pattern around each square? If not then you won't need a stencil. If you are machine quilting maybe just stitch in the ditch around each square or just a meander if you are FMQ in between the squares on the skulls.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:08 AM
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hi yes i mean to machine quilt. sorry forgot to say that. and yes wont the same pattern around each one. no stitching in ditch and i wont a nice patter to show on the back of the quilt. too..

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Hi Jane, Great job on the quilt, I'm sure your son will love it. Are you hand quilting or machine quilting it? Did you want a particular pattern around each square? If not then you won't need a stencil. If you are machine quilting maybe just stitch in the ditch around each square or just a meander if you are FMQ in between the squares on the skulls.
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:23 AM
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Unless you can FMQ freehand, stencils might be an easier option. You can buy plastic quilting stencils in all sorts of designs, which might work out the best if you are doing a large quilt like yours, with the same design.
This article might help, or google "quilting designs"
http://crafts.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Fr...lting_Stencils
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:25 AM
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Nice work Jane. That looks like an excellent use for the pool table, too.

Personally, I wouldn't be brave enough to take on a quilt as big as yours on either my domestic machine or as a hand-quilting project, so good on you for rising to the challenge. Woody's suggestions look good to me.
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That's a large quilt! I'm sure your son will wrap up in it for years to come! Nice work!
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:07 AM
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hi. funny enough it was my dh's suggestion i use it. it has a hard top on it and i wonted a larger ironing board and had thought of using it. he said go for it. so under the quilt is a thick plastic sheet so i can pin the quilt and under that it is an ironing board-the whole table. it is was wonderful to have to iron the quilt on.
on the subject of its size. i dont have one problem with it. weird. isn't it. doesn't faze me one bit. and its only my third one. other two where 20" x 30" and a sampler at 44" square- fmq'd that one.
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Nice work Jane. That looks like an excellent use for the pool table, too.

Personally, I wouldn't be brave enough to take on a quilt as big as yours on either my domestic machine or as a hand-quilting project, so good on you for rising to the challenge. Woody's suggestions look good to me.
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:35 AM
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How about crossed cutlass swords on each block. Trying to stay in theme here. Probably can't find a plactic template but he may be able to draw it for you or go to google images and I bet you can come up with something like that. You could adjust the size and cut it out of index paper or a file folder. You could probably get it to be one line quilting.
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great quilt!
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Great job!!!
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