Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: Need some quilting tips for wall hanging

  1. #1
    Super Member Rachelcb80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, MS
    Posts
    1,057
    This is my first time with fusible and so far I'm really enjoying this project. The pattern calls for you to baste this top and for the quilting to topstitch around the edges of the pieces. Of course none of the stitching is continuous. You go around this small piece, stop and end that thread, then move on to another small piece. I have always cut my threads and buried the ends, but I don't think my hands have it in them to push a needle a thousand times through all these layers of fusible and fabric to bury the threads. So my question is, how should I start and end my stitching? Do a couple stitches forward, then back then cut those ends as close as possible? Any advice or tips are greatly appreciated!!!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,088
    Blog Entries
    1
    I prefer to start and stop with the smallest possible stitches for the first 3-4... some machines have a lock stitch that can be used at the beginning/endings too.

  3. #3
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,588
    Blog Entries
    3
    You can do it that way or you can hold the fabric in one place and let the needle go up and down in the same spot a couple of times. That will lock those stitches. That's the way I do it :)

  4. #4
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    4,050
    I saw a video where she made tiny tiny stitches backward then went to her regular length to go forward, at the other end do a few tiny ones forward then go back with the reg size, I never tried it but she says the big ones cover the small so it all looks the same and you can just cut it off at the fabric and she swore it won't come out.

  5. #5
    Super Member CraftsByRobin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    1,152
    I love that ... wow ... that is beautiful ... :D

  6. #6
    Super Member Rachelcb80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, MS
    Posts
    1,057
    Okay, so either decrease my stitch length or just hold it in place. Got it. What about the thread ends? Do I pull them both to the top and cut them? Or pull them to the back and cut them? Or just leave them all dangling and say it's strands of his mane?! :D

  7. #7
    Super Member Rachelcb80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, MS
    Posts
    1,057
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I saw a video where she made tiny tiny stitches backward then went to her regular length to go forward, at the other end do a few tiny ones forward then go back with the reg size, I never tried it but she says the big ones cover the small so it all looks the same and you can just cut it off at the fabric and she swore it won't come out.
    Oh, I like this idea! Thank you!

  8. #8
    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    10,215
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I saw a video where she made tiny tiny stitches backward then went to her regular length to go forward, at the other end do a few tiny ones forward then go back with the reg size, I never tried it but she says the big ones cover the small so it all looks the same and you can just cut it off at the fabric and she swore it won't come out.
    I think this way would work the best! I can't wait to see it after you're done hand quiltiing it! It's a beautiful piece of work!

  9. #9
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,838
    You make sure that any thread is brought to the top and cut. Other wise, you'll end up with big bird nests on the back. Don't you have a Bernina if I remember correctly? You should have several quilting stitches that have tie-off type capability. Or the ability to program locking stitches at the beginning and end of stitching.

  10. #10
    Pam
    Pam is offline
    Super Member Pam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    Posts
    3,713
    That is one of the very few patterns that I have ever bought! Yours is beautiful. The pros that win the shows do not use the reverse, it makes a knot that sometimes shows on the back. Use your stitch length, 4 or 5 tiny stitches at the beginning and end of each line of stitching will do the trick. The eye just sees the countinuation of the line, it does not pick up on the tiny stitches, or so I have been taught. I do this all of the time and have not had any come undone and it is alot easier than burying the stitches, to be sure. Good luck, I am sure it will be beautiful.

  11. #11
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,889
    Very nice horse, Rachel.

    Waiting to see the quiting. Will only enhance the hanging and make it better, if that is possible.

  12. #12
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,753
    Beautiful horse! I have a pattern made by the same person - think mine has 3 horses in it - will have to find it. My granddaughter LOVES horses! Just finishing up her horse quilt - off the the LA on Friday.

  13. #13
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,663
    Blog Entries
    194
    wow, beautiful wall hanging

  14. #14
    Super Member candi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NE The Sunshine State
    Posts
    4,071
    No advice on quilting, but this wall-hanging is gorgeous. What pattern is it?

  15. #15
    Super Member susie0808's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Long Island N.Y.
    Posts
    1,805
    Absolutely beautiful!!

  16. #16
    Power Poster ann clare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Navan. Co. Meath. Ireland
    Posts
    15,105
    Beautiful wall-hanging.

  17. #17
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,657
    This is just gorgeous. I don't think the picture you sent me yesterday had the border on it ~ I really really like what you chose. You have got WAY more patience than me, friend!!!

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    Ooo--how neat--love the flowing mane!! I have no ideas on the thread parts--I just start and stop and hope for the best. :lol:

  19. #19
    Super Member chris_quilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    leavenworth, ks
    Posts
    3,059
    Blog Entries
    19
    My 16 yo daughter thinks it is absolutely stunning and I couldn't agree more. Love your work.

    Chris

  20. #20
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,956
    That is just beautiful. I love it. What a work of art. I do a few stitches in place when I start and stop and that locks the thread for me.

  21. #21
    T-Bones mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern NY
    Posts
    1,938
    Your wall hanging is drop dead gorgeous.

  22. #22
    Super Member Toto's Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    N. Texas
    Posts
    1,776
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bones mom
    Your wall hanging is drop dead gorgeous.
    Same thoughts. What is the name of the pattern?
    True eye candy for us horse lovers!

  23. #23
    Super Member Rachelcb80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, MS
    Posts
    1,057
    Quote Originally Posted by Toto's Mom
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bones mom
    Your wall hanging is drop dead gorgeous.
    Same thoughts. What is the name of the pattern?
    True eye candy for us horse lovers!
    Thanks everyone! I'm really pleased with how it's turned out so far. The pattern is called Spring Storm by Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. They have a website with lots of gorgeous patterns. I can definitely see myself doing more in the future! But I picked this one first because I'm a horse lover. :)

  24. #24
    paintedquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,702
    Wow :-P

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    313

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.