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Thread: Your Thoughts on Quilting This Wallhanging

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    Super Member Theresa's Avatar
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    I'm going to give this wall hanging as a wedding gift. Am mistified as to how to quilt it. The fabric is not your usual cotton but a loosely woven batik. Will be quilting it myself on a QC 1000. Am not real experienced yet. Would very much appreciate your thoughts!
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    Is that decorative thread part of the fabric or you added it? So not to compete with that it looks like you might want to just stitch in the ditch.

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    It is a decorative thread in the fabric itself. Stitch in the ditch is a great idea! Thank you!

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    Oh man thats so cool I thought it was already quilted. :) Neat fabric!! Sorry no idea on quilting though.

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    Decorative stitch in the ditch using sewing machine.

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    Circles would be fantastic quilted on that pattern. I would do small circles in each small square and then three circles going across the two empty blocks diagonal including the intersection. I would stitch in the ditch for all seams.

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    I like the circle idea. There are lots of straight lines now so circles would give you some more movement.

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    stitch in the ditch and maybe quilt some hearts on it

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    I always think geometric patterns benefit from curves in the quilting. I find it difficult to do stitch-in-the-ditch with enough accuracy to satisfy me, but curvy lines are very forgiving and do not demand accuracy. How about using a walking foot to make wavy lines flow down the quilt, perhaps in-between the decorative threads already in the fabric?

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    I love the circle idea! Would have never thought of that myself but it would really make the quilt interesting.

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    How about figure 8s that loop around the little squares in the blocks and cross in the empty blocks? I agree with everyone who says curves complement your straight lines.

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    I would suggest Glorianne Cubbage's "Twice Quilted" method, but it is hard to explain without seeing the book or having watched her do it. I saw her do it on a Fons & Porter program and am going to give it a try this week on a quilt. The finished look is pretty amazing but the technique is very simple.

    Has anyone out there tried this technique? If so, did you enjoy it?

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    Thanks every one! I so appreciate your thoughts. Haven't decided yet what to do...have been at the coast for a few days. Need to refocus!

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