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Thread: Rock and Roll!

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    This is my second Downy quilt. I'm told that "Rock and Roll" is a term commonly used a skate parks. Since my quilt has a skateboard theme, I thought that would be a good name.

    I used my embroidery module to quilt the blocks. The first border is a decorative stitch from my sewing machine, and the second border is done by FMQ-ing. So, a little of everything. It was difficult to get the blocks hooped up evenly to be embroidered. I used the template that came with my hoop. Even though some of them are off, I don't think it hurts the overall look of the quilt. I hope you like it.

    Quilt top--skateboard theme
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    awesome, thanks for sharing!

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    Adorable!!! I love the decorative stitching in the border, the quilting is so cute too, Good Job :D:D:D
    They supply the most cheerful fabric!!!

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    Great quilt, and wonderful job on the quilting the back looks just as good as the front.

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    great quilting...the back is just a pretty as the front!

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    I love this bright and cheerful quilt. The stitching and quilting is awesome too.

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    Yes, hooping and embroidering the designs can take some practice. But, it's worth it for the professional results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Yes, hooping and embroidering the designs can take some practice. But, it's worth it for the professional results!
    It sounds like you've tried it. I used a small electronic component (because it was just the right size) to hold the bottom hoop open. I didn't use any stabilizer, just hooped the quilt sandwich as is. And I taped the bottom hoop to my work table to hold it in place while I pressed the top hoop inside to secure the quilt. That was the easiest way for me to do it. It did get better with practice.

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    Looks great!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanbro
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Yes, hooping and embroidering the designs can take some practice. But, it's worth it for the professional results!
    It sounds like you've tried it. I used a small electronic component (because it was just the right size) to hold the bottom hoop open. I didn't use any stabilizer, just hooped the quilt sandwich as is. And I taped the bottom hoop to my work table to hold it in place while I pressed the top hoop inside to secure the quilt. That was the easiest way for me to do it. It did get better with practice.
    I quilt/embroider many of my quilts and have done so for years:>

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    Nice job. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstanbro
    It was difficult to get the blocks hooped up evenly to be embroidered. I used the template that came with my hoop. Even though some of them are off, I don't think it hurts the overall look of the quilt. I hope you like it.
    No, it doesn't hurt the overall look of the quilt. It's beautiful and fabulous! :thumbup:

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    Gorgeous quilt for such a worthy cause! Wonderful quilting!

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    That is beautiful and your quilting is great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great job - I love your quilting!

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    I love your cheerful quilt and the quilting is great.

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    Oh WOW!

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    Some lucky little person is going to love it.

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