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Old 09-25-2011, 08:03 PM
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This is a doll quilt I just made. I hand quilt and I would like some suggestions on how to quilt it. Also do you think I should add a border.

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Old 09-25-2011, 08:04 PM
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I don't know about the quilting but I love borders. It is a very cute little quilt.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:05 PM
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It's cute! I suggest that you add a border to frame the blocks. Unfortunately, I have no suggestions for quilting it.
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I would definitely "frame" it with a solid border. Quilting small hearts would be cute as well.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:13 PM
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If not a border, what about a wide binding? It is not clear what the measurements are, so maybe a 1/2 inch binding? The hearts would be nice or flowers.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:15 PM
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I would add a border. Since you have all the seam lines going horizontal and vertical, I would just straight line quilt it with a diagonal grid.

OR, FMQ it with an allover pattern like a stiple.

Very cute!
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:26 PM
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Thanks for sharing...beautiful...I like borders too.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:36 PM
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I think borders would be good.

As for quilting, I would probably do something simple and classic, like a baptist fan -- use an old yogurt lid or mini-cd and trace gentle curves to follow.

Since it's a doll quilt and presumably won't have too much heavy wear and tear, you could get away with doing a tied or tacked approach too -- also a classic finish.

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Old 09-26-2011, 03:31 AM
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it's an adorable quilt. i wouldn't add a border, just a binding. my first thought was that it looks to be tied. the other day, someone posted that they 'tied' their quilt by using a fancy stitch[*] every few inches to 'tie' it.
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I agree with those folks who suggested a border -- it will keep all of your seams intact. Then I would quilt miniature hearts in the center, and a lacy heart border around the outside border. Very cute! I did lots of these for my girls when they were young...
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