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    Suggestions on quilting

    This was a class project for beginners, the first top I've completed. Please don't blame me for the fabric, the instructor selected it. It's from the Quilter's Academy series, which I really like. i'm not really liking it, but I want to finish it up, and donate it to a nursing home for a lap quilt. I think I may do that for a while as I practice techniques. So, how shall I quilt this??
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    I think you did a super job. My first quilt wasn't nearly that complex. If you're planning to try FMQ, just do a meander for the first try.

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    I'd do a mender
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    Pretty quilt!
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    First top, free motion is a lot to tackle, use painters blue tape to keep lines srtaight and machine quilt,,not through tape but along side of edge. Miss the black and blue patches..just to stop yellow from bagging. Use the longest machine stitch. Otherwise, stitch in ditch in blue and black blocks. :0)

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    very nice, I like the colors
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    if your skill level allows, i'd say to do something swirly or curly since there are so many straight lines
    you did a great job
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    I agree something swirly would look really nice. You did a GREAT job.

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    Beautiful, great colors, you did a wonderful job on it.
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    Love how this turned out. An all over menander would be how I would quilt it.
    Great job.
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    I love the colors. The pattern is great! Good luck on the quilting. All I know how to do is stitch in the ditch and cross-hatching, so probably the suggestions of using the painter's tape is what I woud have to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I think you did a super job. My first quilt wasn't nearly that complex. If you're planning to try FMQ, just do a meander for the first try.
    I agree with Dunster. Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger View Post
    First top, free motion is a lot to tackle, use painters blue tape to keep lines srtaight and machine quilt,,not through tape but along side of edge. Miss the black and blue patches..just to stop yellow from bagging. Use the longest machine stitch. Otherwise, stitch in ditch in blue and black blocks. :0)
    I agree Mary Ann.......I used painters tape for the first quilt I quilted, and I was very pleased with the results.
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    I agree with Mary Ann!!

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    Your first top is gorgeous !
    I'd suggest some large swirls,please post when your finished.
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    It looks great. I would just keep it simple and SID!

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    For ME, a new machine quilter, I can't quite get the meandering down (even when i'm doodling!) so I would avoid that. I love spirals and loops and "waves" and things like that. But to avoid crossing over? I'm helpless! And I can't manage that soft curve, either. Mine end up with sharp points!
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Very nice. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Meander would work, but I would be inclined to do stitch in the ditch on this.

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