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Would quilting a simple square quilt with a wave design magnify flaws?

Would quilting a simple square quilt with a wave design magnify flaws?

Old 09-22-2010, 03:51 PM
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I am ready to quilt my Grammy's quilt, but there are some spots I'm afraid will result in puckering or other issues. It is just five inch squares connected with no sashing and a few inches of border on the outside. My machine and I can't seem to find the right tension/speed for me to FMQ, but I thought instead of QID (which I'm afrad will just emphasize slightly crooked rows) I'd like to do something that will give it a bit of the crinkly look most meandered or stippled quilts get when they've been washed, as I love that look. I haven't seen an all over quilted design of just long rows of gentle waves so I thought I'd ask first how that might end up looking! Thanks for any help! (hope it isn't too confusing / rambling)
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:19 PM
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Make it up as you go and name it after yourself! Some people use a zigzag stitch, I don't see why you can't use a wavy one. Does your machine have any special stitches?

I personally like the one I call loop de loops. Kind of like making a cursive "e" right side up followed by upside down in a continuous line and you would be able to cover both sides of the seams.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:24 PM
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Can shoot for waves with peaks also, so none of the seams cross and if using unwashed cotton batting, much is forgiven when washed and dried. Happy Quilting :)
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:32 PM
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For ideas, look at this quilters website:

http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm

It's totally amazing. You will get plenty of ideas from just looking at the pictures.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:34 PM
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I am not sure where, but I have seen pantographs like you are describing. Go for it!!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
For ideas, look at this quilters website:

http://www.daystyledesigns.com/365project.htm

It's totally amazing. You will get plenty of ideas from just looking at the pictures.
Totally amazing!! Tons and tons of ideas!!
Thank you!!
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