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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    that you can't cross over lines when stippeling?????
    is there really such a rule?
    i showed my cat quilt to someone, the only sourpuss in the buch, who said, "Oh too bad she crossed the lines". well, how ele do you quilt a fish????i can't believe that she said that.
    is there really a "NO CROSS" rule to siplleling

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    I'm a rule breaker! If you like it, that is all that matters.
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    There is a no cross rule but I don't think I'd bother to follow it if and when I try free motion. Too much else to worry about.

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    I follow my rule which is, it's my quilt I will make it how I want.

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    Those dang quilt police!! They just irk me sometimes. Your art, your rules.

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    In the "old" days, when stippling was usually done by hand, it was easier not to cross over, so there was an unwritten rule that you don't cross.

    With todays machines, that really doesn't apply anymore.

    The only time I would be concerned is if I were making a competition quilt. The judges could be picky, if it came down to 1 point, and 1 crossed over and 1 didn't, they might choose the one that didn't.

    I agree with everyone, it's my quilt, my way.

    Just enjoy

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    Tell them you weren't stippling, you were meandering! The difference between the two is that you don't cross the lines when stippling but you do when meandering. Problem solved! :thumbup:

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    I think its YOUR quilt, so do what YOU like!

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    i call those loopyloops! your quilt your way :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Tell them you weren't stippling, you were meandering! The difference between the two is that you don't cross the lines when stippling but you do when meandering. Problem solved! :thumbup:
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    My quilt... my choice :wink:
    I have read this "rule" before, and I have never agreed with it. :D:D:D

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    I think "stippling" and "meandering" are used to describe specific patterns that don't cross. Free motion quilting is whatever the heck you want it to be!!! Remind people like that that there are no quilt police!!! :D

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    I don't know who made the rules, but if my lines cross, oh well, too bad.

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    I agree.... my quilt, my rules....

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    MY QUILT. MY WAY. That's it. I had a lqs insult me when I first started and I vowed never to do it to others. I informally teach quilting to two groups of ladies and I try to build up and encourage. The one who treated me bad was out of business about two years later. Life is too short to be bothered by the quilt police.

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    I would LOVE to see your cat quilt! And I promise I would never ever make a comment like that! :D

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    Sorry that happened. Some people wake up with a frown on their face. Mine usually goes away after I have coffee. :-P
    On the bright side, be glad you don't have to live in the same house with her. :!:
    It is your quilt, if you like it; I like it too. :thumbup:

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    If you've crossed the line, you've not made a stipple. You've just made a loopie, instead. Not a really big deal in my book, unless you are entering the quilt into a judged contest.

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    it's always something with those darn quilt police.
    i just didn't know if there was really such a rule,
    i don't care, i love my quilt and the job that Charisma did on it.
    how ele do you spell purr without crossing line????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Tell them you weren't stippling, you were meandering! The difference between the two is that you don't cross the lines when stippling but you do when meandering. Problem solved! :thumbup:
    That's what I thought, too. Two different words for slightly different styles.

    If you are drawing a specific shape or words, I'd say you are quilting a motif.

    No really, what I'd probably say to them would get me bounced from the board!

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    This reminds me of the old story of the newlywed who cut her ham in half before putting it in the oven. The husband asked her why, and she said, "I don't know - that's how mom did it." So they asked her mom, and she said, "I don't know, that's how my mom did it." So they asked the grandmother, and she said, "Because that's the only way it would fit in the little oven I had years ago."

    I have to admit I have a lot of trouble following rules that make no sense. I suspect that in hand quilting, if the threads cross they can abrade against each other each time someone tugs on the quilt and especially in the wash, and it might weaken the work. Things that are closely machine quilted probably do not have this issue. It's a tradition that is still followed today, but only for certain patterns. If you have someone nearby, you could test this by cutting two lengths of thread, holding them taut and rubbing one against the other in one spot. Maybe they would break in that area sooner than they would break anywhere else along the length of thread. I don't know - just guessing.

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    I am here to tell you that I have crossed.......and the quilt police looked the other way.

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    I might start off stippling, but end up meandering. Wish I was perfect, but alas, I am only human. That was very rude of her. I just found some pieced cat blocks that are going to have their ears and tails clipped, but I don't think my granddaughter is going to complain. :lol:

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    Too bad that she couldn't have complimented you on something you did right. Post a pic- I am sure you will get lots of encouragement here. We tend to tell the quilt police to go get lost.

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    I started quilting about 20 years ago. That was one of the rules I was "taught" when machine quilting. I got over it.

    My Granny always told me "you have to change with the times or get left behind."

    Guess that quilt cop got left behind!

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