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redwork

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PostSubject: help machine quilting   help machine quilting EmptyMon Nov 08, 2010 2:43 pm

I need help finishing up a machined quilt on my sewing machine? I have center done but need suggestion for the borders? Needs to be simple.
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PostSubject: Re: help machine quilting   help machine quilting EmptyMon Nov 08, 2010 2:48 pm

what about a chevron pattern or cross hatch??
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Mamu

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PostSubject: Re: help machine quilting   help machine quilting EmptyMon Nov 08, 2010 3:06 pm

how about e and l they are small and large loops.... or C's repeated??
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PostSubject: Re: help machine quilting   help machine quilting EmptyMon Nov 08, 2010 7:27 pm

How wide is the border?
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PostSubject: Re: help machine quilting   help machine quilting EmptyMon Nov 08, 2010 7:42 pm

I like that e one I have seen it on many quilts when they mix the large and small together. but I thought that might be to hard due to trying to make them even...I would also like to know more about the quilt its pattern and dimensions...boarders good question luv`s
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redwork

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PostSubject: Re: help machine quilting   help machine quilting EmptyTue Nov 09, 2010 3:58 pm

Thanks for all the help but I have decided if it is to get done I will have to do quilting in the ditch. Didn't think it would take long time to quilt the quilt.
I quilted in the 8 inch orange and yellow plaid blocks ( a beach ball, umbrella, castle, starfish, flip flops and sailboat. In the other 8 inch blocks I quilted 9 patch outline.
So now I am at the borders. I will quilt in the ditch on tthe first one 2 inch one and other one I will be quilting shell in each corner and long x's up the sides and around the top.
Wish me luck.
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PostSubject: Re: help machine quilting   help machine quilting EmptyTue Nov 09, 2010 4:14 pm

I have found that straight line quilting tends to change the tension balance relative to the body of the quilt. When I merely ditched the borders, I found I seemed to need more quilting, at some other angle. I am very fond of free motion quilting. I tend to do one of the following:
ocean waves
leaves on wavy stems
hearts or stars on wavy stems.

Whatever you do, practice on paper first (felt tip on old newspaper works). You will find that even a little practice makes it go much more smoothly and evenly. I get lots of comments about what templates I use, but I don't. One of the major quilting guys says he went to a quilt museam and measured antique feather garlands and other patterns. What he found was that many of them were no where near as uniform as they appeared, implying that they were not done with templates of any kind.
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