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    Christmas quilt, would like advice on quilting

    I have finished all the blocks on my Christmas quilt (using Moda Fruitcake charm packs as the primary squares.) I'm going to hand quilt this. I've been thinking of quilting a snowflake onto each charm square and dark brown diamond, and then doing little swirl patterns in between. However, I haven't found a snowflake quilting template, and as I'm new to quilting, I'm not sure how to go about making my own. Any suggestions would be very welcome, including suggestions for doing something other than snowflakes. Just sort of looking for ideas.
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    Look around here you may find something
    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...n&fr=ush-mailn

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    Forgot to say very pretty quilt!

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    Beautiful!!! Personally I would FMQ over the entire quilt with a large meander


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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    Look around here you may find something
    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...n&fr=ush-mailn
    Thank you!!!! I looked up "snowflake quilting template," but the results weren't nearly as good. This is so helpful!
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    Can you get images of various snowflake coloring pages , sew on the paper to make holes and then put them on the quilt with loose chalk or the pounce pad? I have done this with a southwest design i wanted to quilt.

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    i love the quilt. must have been a lot of work to do those tiny snowball corners... but they really make the squares special. as for the quilting, i'd go back to elementary school paper snowflakes, folding the paper in half, then thirds. when i cut one i like, i'd use that to make a firmer template of template plastic. snowflakes would be perfect on that quilt.
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    Very pretty quilt. The dark sashing really pops the colors.

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    I hand quilt, don't know if anyone else uses these but I use cookie cutters for some shapes if I have the cookie cutter. I used a heart one for my daughters quilt. I happen to have a snowflake so I thought of it when you said snowflakes. perfect for traceing around!!! I bake alot
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    Your quilt is beautiful, I also would use a cookie cutter. I've done this lots of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i love the quilt. must have been a lot of work to do those tiny snowball corners... but they really make the squares special. as for the quilting, i'd go back to elementary school paper snowflakes, folding the paper in half, then thirds. when i cut one i like, i'd use that to make a firmer template of template plastic. snowflakes would be perfect on that quilt.
    LOL! Those cut-off corners were a mistake. I don't have a pattern, and it simply didn't occur to me that sewing the blocks this way would cut off the corners. But in the end, I really like the effect of it. I like that they're called "snowball corners." That's perfect for the theme of this quilt.

    Thanks so much for your idea. I had thought about doing the elementary school type snowflake, but I'm just not very good at it. I played around with it but so far don't like anything I came up with. Maybe I need to play some more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingCrazie View Post
    I hand quilt, don't know if anyone else uses these but I use cookie cutters for some shapes if I have the cookie cutter. I used a heart one for my daughters quilt. I happen to have a snowflake so I thought of it when you said snowflakes. perfect for traceing around!!! I bake alot
    What a great idea!!!! I'm going to look up snowflake cookie cutters now. It'd be even better if I could find a set with 3-4 different designs.
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm ordering these right now:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ateco-5-Piece-...6735468&sr=8-5
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    For suggestions on Christmas quilts I always look at my cookie cutters, christmas cards, and any Christmas books I have on hand. the website quiltscomplete.com I always look through as well for ideas.

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    Beautiful quilt
    Have a Blessed day
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    Beautiful.

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