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Thread: Quilting suggestions, please?

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    Super Member Harmony's Avatar
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    Just finished this Connecting Threads quilt for my daughter's new apartment. Don't have the funds to have it longarmed, so I need to quilt it on my home machine. I'm not a free motion wizard by a long shot--more in the kindergarten stage. I've done lots of straight-line and STID quilting. Any suggestions on how I could quilt this? I don't have a clue!
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    Senior Member Kristin in ME's Avatar
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    I don't machine quilt so I'm no help but just wanted to say what a cool looking quilt this is! Like the design and colors. :)

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    I can't help you with the quilting but that is an amazing top!

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    Love that top!

    Do you have any decorative stitches on your machine? I have used those instead of SID.

    I would be a little cautious with this design and straight stitching - I would want to keep with the weaving effect, so would only do straight stitching down the orange stripes.

    The white squares are calling out for some interest - hearts, flowers, geckos, dragonflies? If you cut out a shape on freezer paper, draw around it with a disappearing or washable marker, that can give you something to 'follow' when quilting - sometimes it's intimidating to have that blank space to fill :)

    God luck, enjoy!

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    To me, this is a SID for sure. I agree with stitching only on the orange -- and use the largest possible zig zag for interest. I love this quilt. Have fun quilting it and keep us posted

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    I recommend an allover stippling. It's going to be very nice!

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    This is a gorgeous quilt - no matter how you quilt it!

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    How about using invisible thread down the middle of the orange and green.

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    Cute quilt! Could you do a xhatching across the quilt?

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    This is a beautiful quilt i love the pattern do you mind sharing?

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    how about outlining the weaved strips, then fill in the background, even with just a wide stipple to make the strips puff out.

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    wonderful quilt top. good luck on the quilting.

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