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Thread: Where do I start quilting - multiple questions.

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    Where do I start quilting - multiple questions.

    I have a Pineapple Collage wall hanging that Iím going to quilt on my DM. Iím thinking of either a straight crosshatch or a curved crosshatch. Iíve not actually quilted straight lines on the DM before and not sure where to start - center or corner.
    Spray baste or basting gun?
    Batting with adhesive or not? Does adhesive batting go on the back or top?
    This will also be mounted on a canvas frame so I will be using interfacing as a backing to keep bulk down - unless others have a better idea.
    This is really stressing me out because the collage turned out so pretty and I donít want to screw it up!

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    How large is it? If it is the pineapple log cabin, I would do stitch in the ditch and have the logs pop up. Or do a 1/4" from the seams on one side of the seam only. In the more busy collage part, I would consider some "thread painting" to enhance that area. You could add any sequins, or other embellishments before you mount it on a frame. I would not use a thick batting because of getting it smooth at the corners. If it is like 30" or so, I would just pin it or use large basting stitches to hold it together. Start in the middle, work say to the right side, then go back to the middle and work to the other side. You would have to turn it top to bottom which would make it easier to work on. Please show it to us when you get it done.

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