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Old 09-08-2014, 09:51 AM
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Any suggestions as to what design to handquilt on string quilt top? The blocks are 10 1/2 quilt blocks with no sashings.
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​There are a lot of seams on string quilts so I would do a line design to go down the center of the strings. Maybe a zig zag pattern would look nice, kind of like lightning?
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:38 PM
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My first impression is the same, lots of seams. Best to try and avoid them and your quilting will probably not be very noticable on a string quilt so I would keep it simple. Depending on your batting space requirement I would thing maybe and straight line along a few of the strings, are your blocks made so it could look like a pin wheel?
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With all those seams, I would suggest you give another thought of NOT hand quilting this quilt. It might not even show up being that string quilts are so busy.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:59 PM
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so how do I put the backing and batting together if I don't quilt the top? Ive never made one of these and Im still learning quilting methods.
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no, Im just using a solid white down the middle and going from there. Im using muslin scraps for the foundation instead of paper.
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It would help to see a picture of the quilt. The first thing that came to my mind is the fan pattern or grandmothers fan.
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On my LA I use a simple edge to edge meander. I have had no problems, once in a while you will cross a intersecting line (four seams meeting) and it might hesitate but then keep going.
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My granddaughter made one using phone book pages as her guide. This was her lesson in 1/4" seams and value. She did great and I'm so proud. We also wondered about how she would handle the quilting. So, I ended up teaching her how to tie it. It is such a busy quilt that we felt this was the perfect solution.
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I haven't made the quilt blocks yet. I am just getting started on the blocks. Ive was given a lot of calico scraps and thought this would be a quick quilt to make.
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It would help to see a picture of the quilt. The first thing that came to my mind is the fan pattern or grandmothers fan.
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