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Thread: FMQ on French Braid Table Runner

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    FMQ on French Braid Table Runner

    Here's my latest...made for a friend who's getting married next month. She said she wanted "Tiffany Blue" with Pink. This is a French Braid Table Runner with some nice FMQing.

    Hope you don't mind seeing a few pics~enjoy!

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    Closer view of FMQ on the end
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    Detail of feathers on the braid
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    The center block
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    Last edited by azwendyg; 09-01-2012 at 08:31 PM.
    Wendy

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    how you did an awesome job. It is beautiful. I'm sure she will be so happy to receive it.
    Cindy

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    That is so pretty

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, love the colors so fresh looking
    Have a Blessed day
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    Fantastic quilting!
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    mind? definitely don't mind... I love your pics. It's nice to see the closeups. You did a fantastic job in balancing the position of the binding colors on the ends. thanks for sharing
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    Very pretty and beautifully quilted.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    So pretty and the quilting is awesome.

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    Your tablerunner and quilting is beautiful! Lucky friend.

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    . What a lovely gift. Thank you for showing the close ups of the quilting. Your quilting is so awesome. I am right up there for president of your fan club. And would you look at that perfect miter in the corner too..
    DEB CAVAN

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    Wow! Your stitches are so even. I'm working on my FMQ and working on my FMQ and.....you get the picture. I am so impressed! Your quilting, your piecing, your pieced border, and top stitching are exquisite! So precise!

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    Beautiful! I really need to practice feathers...they are so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    . What a lovely gift. Thank you for showing the close ups of the quilting. Your quilting is so awesome. I am right up there for president of your fan club. And would you look at that perfect miter in the corner too..
    Deb, I'm in YOUR fan club too; I have several of your threads bookmarked for my own FMQing inspiration!
    Wendy

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    Added the pics to my favorites. Really like the FMQ.

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    Great quilting...

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    love the quilting on this

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    awsome prints!
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    Awesome quilting.

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    beautiful!!!...i'm in love with your quilting....
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Everything is Perfect on this one. Love how the binding was sewn so straight!! Can't do that at all.Your quilting is beyond great!!

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    Beautiful colors and quilting!
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    Very nice indeed! Nice even stitches too - well done.

    Question ... what thread weight did you use? Looks fairly heavy ... 30 wt perhaps? And what weight did you use in the bobbin?

    I love the look of a heavier weight on the top, but I prefer the look of a lighter weight on the back. I've been struggling with thread/needle/tension combinations to get the look I want with a *correct* even tension.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Very nice indeed! Nice even stitches too - well done.

    Question ... what thread weight did you use? Looks fairly heavy ... 30 wt perhaps? And what weight did you use in the bobbin?

    I love the look of a heavier weight on the top, but I prefer the look of a lighter weight on the back. I've been struggling with thread/needle/tension combinations to get the look I want with a *correct* even tension.
    Sue~I used poly machine embroidery thread by ThreadDelight (purchased online from ABC Embroidery) top and bottom. I had purchased a set of 100 colors several years ago and often use it for quilting because I like the look of the sheen on the thread and I have so many colors to choose from. I'm pretty sure it's normal 40 weight. Some of those pics are extreme closeups so it may look heavier than it is.

    The only time I have used different thread in the bottom than in the top is when I quilt with metallic thread. Then I use a fine bottom thread that matches the background or a clear poly thread so it doesn't show at all.

    I have done a little bit of quilting with 30 wt. thread because I like the look also, and used it in both top and bottom, early on when I was just learning to FMQ. That was an expensive way to go and think that if when I use it again I'll probably go with a lighter bobbin thread.

    I have had bad luck with some other "bargain" embroidery threads, but ThreadDelight seems OK on my machines.

    I am very much looking forward to trying out the new Magnifico poly thread from Superior Threads that is coming out this month. I expect it will be top quality for sure and will post about it after I try it out.

    Hope that answers some of your questions.
    Wendy

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    It's beautiful, and the quilting is fantastic! Nice job
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    Wow! What about this beautiful, dainty runner is perfect?!? Nothing! You captured "Tiffany Blue" perfectly! I love your braid & your quilting is exquisite! So delicate & airy... perfect!
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