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Thread: How I quilt the quilts

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    Most times I have no idea what design to put on the quilt under it is on the frame. I think when I break it down into a smaller area it is easier to see the whole picture. (Clear as mud, right).

    here are some tools I use for marking
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    I mark registration lines to keep me consistant
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    a mirror on the back of my table lets me see my stitches on the back
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    Thank you for this post, I will be getting my machine soon and I am looking for all the tips I can get!! :) I canít wait to be able to play!!

    Cheers!
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    kewl info, thanks

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    The mirror is a good idea.

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    Neato.

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    You do beautiful work. I'm wondering what you use to mark with - is that the chalk pounce on the right? The purple holder - is that holding chalk? If you have light fabric, what do you mark with? Marking is one thing I don't have a good handle on.....

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    Here is one block finished. Each will be done individually, since I don't know the pattern until I get there.
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    This is wonderful information. Keep it coming!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    Thank you for this post, I will be getting my machine soon and I am looking for all the tips I can get!! :) I canít wait to be able to play!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel
    Mine will be coming in about 3 weeks, and I will be looking forward to using a lot of y'all's experience. I really like the idea about a mirror. I remember a post on here a few days ago about someone who had quilted quite a lot without realizing the bobbin thread was not working right. This could help prevent that problem.

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    Good for you, I don't have enough patience for marking and such. I just do FMQ on my Juki.

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    This block really threw me a curve, but I worked through it. It took me a few tries (and some unsewing) but I like the end results.
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    Beautiful quilting great info on marking to. Thanks for sharing!

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    There seems to be alot of interest in marking. For the center wreath I used this stencil by Pam Clarke and a pounce pad. For the side feathers, I dug out a template out of my scrapbooking supplies. I use white school chalk, the dustier the better, in other words, CHEAP. It wipes right off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greencat
    You do beautiful work. I'm wondering what you use to mark with - is that the chalk pounce on the right? The purple holder - is that holding chalk? If you have light fabric, what do you mark with? Marking is one thing I don't have a good handle on.....
    The purple holder is just a cheap chalk holder like a teacher would use. I would love to find a more expensive. I guess a trip to the school supply store is in order. I use the chalk on white fabric as well. I do have a black light on my machine, but most times it does show up without it.

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    Thanks for all the wonderful advice. I really appreciate the close-ups of your quilting. Your work is beautiful.

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    The mirror idea is absolutely the BEST! Thanks....

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    That is so cool. I'm going to try your method on my next quilt. Also, I love the mirror idea. I need to figure out how to do that on my frame.

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    Thanks for the tips...I like how you are so talented that you just do the guideline/registration marks, then freemotion the feathers. I'll keep practicing!!

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