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Thread: What can I do to fix this?

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    I was in a hurry to get his wallhanging done and didn't do any quilting in the borders. As you can see it needs something to get it to look right.

    Can I chance doing freemotion now that it is bound, or should I consider embroidering some snowflakes (through the three layers) to take up the slack in strategic areas...

    Does anyone have experience in things like this?
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    Snow flakes sound great. Its very cute and will be much enjoyed I am sure. Also you could hand embroider if you do this down the sides a scroll design going through only the top layer which isnt hard to do and pull down with french knots every so often to give it the tucked quilt look on both sides.. Using 3 strands of thread so it stands out more.

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    You did a very good job!
    Love the snowmen!
    Not sure about the borders
    I've never tried to put anything in after the binding is on.
    I've taken many apart :oops:

    Also what I've been doing is putting a sleeve on the bottom of my wall hangings & putting a dowel in it for weight!
    So they don't curl!

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    I have found that if you don't quilt evenly over all the quilt it will do this. I don't know about the free motion now that the binding in on. I'm sure you will get some good advice from others though.

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    I think it looks adorable just the way it is :)

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    Mamagus - I have free motioned borders, and in the quilt body, after binding on small wallhangings such as yours, and a couple of crib quilts. I had no problem at all, but was careful not to quilt too heavily.
    I had made the items before I had a machine I could FMQ on, and tried at first on something which I wouldn't too upset if it all went wrong - but it didn't!

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    If the quilting is done evenly across the entire border, you should have no problems. By evenly, I mean the same amount of stitching throughout. Perhaps a diagonal cross-hatch pattern or something along those lines could work. An evenly spaces meander could also work.

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    Don't know about quilting after the borders are on, but I love the wall hanging! :D

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    This is so cure and fun. Maybe if you just bead a few places for shine, that will be all you think it needs.

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    I think either way would work, the FMQ will depend on how even your front and back are, I think that snowflakes would give it a little extra something though!

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    I think snowflakes would be very pretty!

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    It can be done, just don't quilt it too heavily. You may want to start your quilting in the middle of the border and work your way out to the corners so that it doesn't all bunch up in one corner. Cute wall hanging!

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    I think if you pin it and work in sections it should work well :D:D:D

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    I like your wall hanging!

    When I make a quilt with the birthing method, all the quilting is done after the sides are finished. I don't overdo the quilting, and try to quilt evenly over the surface. I haven't had any problems.

    There's no reason why you couldn't try it.

    I do like the snowflake idea, though! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat
    Snow flakes sound great. Its very cute and will be much enjoyed I am sure. Also you could hand embroider if you do this down the sides a scroll design going through only the top layer which isnt hard to do and pull down with french knots every so often to give it the tucked quilt look on both sides.. Using 3 strands of thread so it stands out more.
    I agree.

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    How cute! Yes, you can still freemotion in the borders.

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    Cute wallhanging!

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    snowflakes!

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    I think Azam has the right idea-start from the center and don't quilt to heavily.

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