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Old 08-20-2010, 02:50 PM
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Hello, would like to know favorite quilting stitch (stipple, stitch in ditch, outline )you use in making quilts ;-)
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:01 PM
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When I need to "stitch in the ditch" I frequently use a meandering stitch. It looks great and because it meanders in and out you don't have to be perfectly "in the ditch"
I have used a couple of those type stitches for "in the ditch" quilting.
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Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
When I need to "stitch in the ditch" I frequently use a meandering stitch. It looks great and because it meanders in and out you don't have to be perfectly "in the ditch"
I have used a couple of those type stitches for "in the ditch" quilting.
That is a very good idea! I will have to try it!
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:07 PM
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I love to make the pattern of the quilting match the design of the quilt. I stitch in the ditch for rail fence or 9 patch.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:30 PM
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I free motion my quilts using all kinds of designs, I am currently learning feather hearts.
I just got the correct ruler base for my machine so I will be learning to SID now.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:31 PM
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I stipple almost everything. It works well for me.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:35 PM
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I'm new to quilting and can't get the hang of curved lines yet, so I stick to stitching in the ditch. Recently I did a wall hanging with echo quilting (it was paper pieced, so there weren't any curved lines to echo).
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
When I need to "stitch in the ditch" I frequently use a meandering stitch. It looks great and because it meanders in and out you don't have to be perfectly "in the ditch"
I have used a couple of those type stitches for "in the ditch" quilting.
OKAY I need to know what a meandering stitch is PLEASE :lol:
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:40 PM
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A regular SID is straight. I think if you meander a SID it would mean you just kind wander back and forth across your ditch instead of trying to make it go straight(kind or curvy line). I have seen this around applique's. Great idea. That way you aren't trying to make a perfectly straight line. Others may have a different take on this.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:16 AM
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Sadiemae, I love the quilt in the picture. Is that an original pattern of your own making, or is that a patter you could share??
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