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    Another question on quilting my Wm. Morris quilt

    Before I wade in with both feet, please give me your opinion on quilting. I did an extra block to experiment on. I did cross hatching in the top left section and stitched around the design on bottom and top in the top left section. Question is, should I stitch around the designs on top or is it even noticeable? Also, do you think I should crosshatch or stipple the background? Thanks for any help as I would like to do it right.Name:  Wm Morris Quilting 001 (640x480).jpg
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    I think I would stipple, but I do like the cross hatch. Whatever you do will be beautiful.
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    It's hard to tell from the pic but I don't think the stitching around it shows up. If stippling is easier you might want to go with that. The crosshatching is a lot of stopping and starting. But if you don't mind that, I think the CH looks better.imho
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    I don't really see the quilting around the design in the picture, but it would be beautiful on the back of the quilt!

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    Are you hand quilting or machine? I really like the cross hatch, but if you are machine quilting all that starting and stopping would drive me nuts! If I were machine quilting I'd do a stipple, hand quilting I'd go with the grid.
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    I do like the cross hatch as it is consistant with the time period of the pattern. As for the outlining , it may not show up now while everything is flat .. but if you did not pre shrink and are going to have the "crinkle" look .. outlining will be much more apparent once the quilt is washed.

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    Crosshatch would be my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I do like the cross hatch as it is consistant with the time period of the pattern. As for the outlining , it may not show up now while everything is flat .. but if you did not pre shrink and are going to have the "crinkle" look .. outlining will be much more apparent once the quilt is washed.
    Should I quilt in the ditch around each square if crosshatching?
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    That block is so pretty. Very fine.

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    If you are doing this on a regular machine, can you maybe stitch about 1/8" from the edge of pink pieces on the pink? I often quilt 1/8" rather than 1/4" for accent. As for all the starts and stops on the crosshatching, I use lock stitches on them and just jump to the beginning of the next start. After I'm all done, I just sit and watch a movie while I clip the jump stitches on the front and back. I'ts going to be a wonderous quilt, can't wait to see it.
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    Crosshatching would be great! But I think you need to outline your applique as well to make it pop up from the background -- IMHO. Then as you come to the applique with the crosshatch stitching you could run it on top of the outline stitches to the next line and not have to keep stopping. Does that make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloonatic View Post
    Crosshatching would be great! But I think you need to outline your applique as well -- IMHO. You could run the stitching at the ends of the crosshatching right over the outline stitches to the next line and not have to keep stopping
    I did stitch around the applique, but up close. Are you saying to outline farther from the applique? I guess I am kinda dense. Thanks
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    Well you already know my vote is for cross hatch as that was my recommendation on your original thread. Warms my heart to see you going for it!

    If you are planning on showing the quilt the outline stitching will affect the judging. But if this is just for your enjoyment it isn't neccessary but I really think the finished product will look better if you do, especially on the back as Old Rosebud pointed out. Regarding your SITD around each square, aesthetically it won't make much difference however it will be a great stabilizer if you first ditch stich your blocks, then go back and outline the applique, then go back and cross hatch. But you could also get away with outline then crosshatch. Harriett Hargrave's book "Heirloom Machine Quilting" and Diane Gaudinski's book "Guide to Machine quilting" both emphasize the importance of stabilizing stitching in DSM quilting.

    another option is to use your applique as a "highway for travelling" in your cross hatch. I'm not sure if you are using your walking foot or not. But I am wondering if you could drop your feed dogs for just the 1" of travel space along the applique edge to go to your next line of crosshatch. I know on LA that is how I do it and no starts and stops. Not sure if it is feasible on domestic. The aforementioned queens of DSM quilting would say ditch the walking foot and FMQ your crosshatch lines. I see you do have them marked so you may want to give that a shot and see how it works out for you.

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    I think Paper princess is right. I'd go crazy with all that stopping and starting. However I do like the look that cross hatching gives. Good luck!! Be sure to post when finished!
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    i love background crosshatching
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Rosebud View Post
    I don't really see the quilting around the design in the picture, but it would be beautiful on the back of the quilt!
    My thoughts also, while it won't show a lot on the front it will look lovely on the back. I love the cross hatching

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    I love the cross hatching and if it were mine I would outline the applique to make it pop. It's going to be gorgeous!
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    Nice block. Colors are nice also.

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