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Thread: Quilting Ideas - help

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    I have just finished trying to layer my king sized quilt. I now have the problem of quilting it. I haven't got a scooby what to do with it. Does anyone have any ideas? I can either machine quilt or hand quilt it. Just don't know where to start.
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    Beautiful quilt. Looks like a lot of work went into that.

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    WOW,thats a goreous quilt

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    No ideas but what a real beauty of a quilt! Whatever you decide will be perfect!

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    Beautiful quilt, love the blocks and colors.

    This is a tough one, can see why you don't know where to start.

    First thing that caught my eye was the border. There I would stitch in the ditch around the basket blocks and around each of the baskets. In the larger setting diamonds I would do a pattern to fill them in, I see flowers in the fabric, so maybe a pretty rose motif, or feathers.

    In the center of the quilt, I again would stitch in the ditch around each block and each motif, and then maybe a larger meandering around the off white background.

    Hope my suggestion helps you, I'm sure there will be more to come.

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    I don't know about the quilting, but it is a beautiful quilt! Great job!

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    its beautiful, I would meander in the cream areas around the blocks and hand quilt the blocks themselves.

    whatever you decide to do with it, its a work of art for sure.

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    I can't answer your question, but this quilt is beautiful.

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Wow! I love the setting with the baskets surrounding all the blocks in the center. I also really like the scrappy tan background used throughout the quilt. It's so huge and looks perfectly straight and square. Really impressive.

    Was this a pattern or just a bunch of sampler-like blocks you put together?

    Good luck on the quilting.

    You're way more patient than I'll ever be. ;-)

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    Beautiful quilt

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    This quilt is beautiful. Is taking it to a long arm quilter a posibility? I don't think hand quilting would show to any advantage on this quilt and if you have never machine quilted before, I don't think I'd start on this one. This quilt deserves to be shown to its full beauty.

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    I have no idea about quilting ideas, but love your quilt

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    Just gorgeous.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    This quilt is beautiful. Is taking it to a long arm quilter a posibility? I don't think hand quilting would show to any advantage on this quilt and if you have never machine quilted before, I don't think I'd start on this one. This quilt deserves to be shown to its full beauty.
    I have toyed with getting it long arm quilted, but the prices here are expensive - anything from 250.00 depending on the design chosen. I have machine quilted, but normally in-the-ditch, and stippling. I will have to take time to think about this one. :)

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    What is your skill level? It is a beautiful quilt, so I agree with Shelbie, don't try to machine quilt it if it is your first or unless you are very skilled at it.

    If you really want to hand quilt it I'd start by SID around all the blocks and then take them one section at a time an appropriate design for each. A feathered wreath would be nice on the baskets.


    Good Luck, can't wait to see it finished.

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    gorgeous quilt

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    beautiful quilt

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    Beautiful quilt. I agree with gal288 on the quilting.

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    just stunning!!! Not sure about the quilting, I say go with what you feel.

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    Beautiful quilt. Not sure what to do.

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    I would hand quilt it if you have the space to set it up. Then you could draw the designs on with water soluable marker and change as you go if necessary. It is a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice quilt. I have done SID on sampler type quilts. The only king size quilt I have done I did meandering. Perhaps this one could be SID on the blocks and meandering on the rest? I, too, do quilting on my home machine. To get it in the throat plate it has to be rolled very tight. I used bicycle clamps to hold it. Garden gloves with the little plastic knobs help with the maneuvering or the quilting gloves.

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    I also would outline each basket and handle. After that? hmmm, good question.

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