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Old 04-04-2011, 05:29 AM
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This is the best shot I have been able to get. White on white, very old and starting to lose stitches after HUNDREDS of washings in the machine! Didn't have money for fabric and no quilt police at the time. A tole pattern in a magazine to go on a milk can, an eagle with arrows and olive branch in claws. Using two sheets, stitch two parallel lines about a quarter inch apart and pull cording through the back into the channel for a raised look then sandwich and quilt.

same technique only done with a stem stitch and floss
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Wow, beautiful. Thank you for the close ups
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I like it! Neat method!
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Wow! That's a lot of work! Very nice!
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Wow, very beautiful.
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Amazing work! I have a book called the Essential Quilter that describes this technique. The author classified it as a form of trapunto. What did you use for the cording that you inserted in the channel? The author said yarn could be used.
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic
Amazing work! I have a book called the Essential Quilter that describes this technique. The author classified it as a form of trapunto. What did you use for the cording that you inserted in the channel? The author said yarn could be used.
I did use a synthetic yarn and left a small loop at corners etc.on the back of the top to allow for expansion. Worked well over the years!
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Wow! Great quilt even now. Thanks for sharing.
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