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Thread: Pic of my first ever quilt

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    Need help knowing how to stitch in the ditch going across because of the staggered squares.
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    good job and i love your colors

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    Great quilt and wonderful colors. When you stitch ea square across, take a couple of short stitches at the beginning and end of ea square, raise your presser foot and move across next sq to the next ditch, take a couple of tight stitches and stitch that sq. Jump next full sq, stitch next ditch. Does this make sense? Up and down stitch in ditch is one straight sewing line, you might do this first then the across squares. On either way, start in the middle of your quilt and work out. Is this what others would do?

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    Very pretty quilt. Just stitch around the squares and you will be OK. Is it for you or a gift.

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    ok, this is kind of what I meant in the chat. please excuse the crappy demonstration, I'm using a paint program, and a laptop mouse :roll: :x

    I would quilt where the white lines are


    Please excuse the random diagonal line, right near the center :roll:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird
    Great quilt and wonderful colors. When you stitch ea square across, take a couple of short stitches at the beginning and end of ea square, raise your presser foot and move across next sq to the next ditch, take a couple of tight stitches and stitch that sq. Jump next full sq, stitch next ditch. Does this make sense? Up and down stitch in ditch is one straight sewing line, you might do this first then the across squares. On either way, start in the middle of your quilt and work out. Is this what others would do?
    I was going to do it that way; however, I do not think it would look right on the backside of the quilt as it is a plain color. So I don't know what that would look like on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Very pretty quilt. Just stitch around the squares and you will be OK. Is it for you or a gift.

    It's for my daughter. She was going to help me with it but she sewed about two rows of squares and that was it. Now I'm stuck finishing it. Ha! I just hope I can get it quilted. It took me forever to just baste all of it.

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    It's a beautiful quilt!!! :D :D :D
    Check on the batting and see what the recommended spacing on the quilting is...and then you can decide for sure how it needs to be quilted.

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    Pretty quilt. Next time use spray basting, it is much faster and easier!!!

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    Thank you very much. It is Warm and Natural batting and it says up to 10 inches for quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Pretty quilt. Next time use spray basting, it is much faster and easier!!!
    Yes, I learned that after I had done all that basting which took me forever and a day. Ha! I will definitely do that next time.

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    It's so pretty! I love your colors. :)

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    You could also quilt just inside each square, like about 1/4 inch in. It would look really cute and add a little pizzazz. Very cute quilt by the way. Love the colors and the various sizes and placement of the squares!!

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    Well, first off, I love the colors and fabrics in this quilt! It's just so charming.

    I like either of the two suggestions for the quilting that you have gotten, but will toss another one in the mix: why don't you just do in the ditch on the up and down rows and not bother with the side to side ones? I think that would be enough quilting, depending how big your blocks are, but they don't look 10" wide, so you should be fine.

    I do my stitch in the ditch a little different from most- I go on both sides of the seam about a quarter inch from it. So you would have two parallel lines a half inch apart for each seam. It seams to be a little bit sturdier that way. It is twice as much stitching, but it's easy stitching because you have the line to follow.

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    very pretty quilt. sorry i can't help on the stitching as i tie all mine,,

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    very pretty quilt, I would do echo quilting on it, 1'4 in inside the squares

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluebird
    Up and down stitch in ditch is one straight sewing line, you might do this first then the across squares. On either way, start in the middle of your quilt and work out. Is this what others would do?
    Yes, exactly what I would do, too. Really nice quilt...good first one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baren*eh*ked_canadian
    ok, this is kind of what I meant in the chat. please excuse the crappy demonstration, I'm using a paint program, and a laptop mouse :roll: :x

    I would quilt where the white lines are


    Please excuse the random diagonal line, right near the center :roll:
    I think this would make a very interesting design on the back.

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    Pretty quilt!

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    Are you hand quilting or machine ?? i would hand quilt in ditch as you have
    shown, its a very nice quilt i'm sure however you do, will be grand. Happy Quilting

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    Very nice quilt. The colors are so bold and fun.

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    very pretty---nice n colourful!

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