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    Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

    I purchased the BIG Applecore template from MSQC and have cut out blocks for a lap sized quilt. My question is how to quilt it once the piecing is finished? I do NOT have Free Motion Quilting skills. My sewing machine does have a walking foot. I am thinking about echoing both sides of each curving vertical seam two or three times... I just don't know if that will be sufficient or attractive. I can't afford to have it quilted by a long arm service and would truly like to complete the entire quilt by myself

    Does anybody have any quilting advice for this project? Has anybody finished one of these quilts and have any tips or advice for me???

    The applecore blocks will finish at approx. 9.25" long by 5" in the middle and 8.25" wide at the top & bottom of the core. I plan to use Warm & White batting which will permit stitching up to 10" apart.

    Thanks for any advice you can supply!

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    Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

    Hi Kaleda and a warm welcome from Switzerland.

    If I do a quilt with a very warm batting, I try to quilt very less that the quilt stays soft. I would SITD, that shows the applecore pattern very well. Just an idea. I am sure you will get many more ideas from our helpful members.

    It is much easier, if you post a Picture from the layed out pieces. Could you do it?

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      #3
      Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

      Please don't shoot me for this link.... It may be too much information, but I'm just beginning to use the stencils for quilting and thought I'd share the information.

      Quilt stencils

      Here are two simple ones for your consideration.
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      Last edited by Granny Judy; September 5th, 2013, 02:41 AM. Reason: addin pics
      Judy

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        #4
        Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

        Judy no one is going to shoot you! I wanted to try those out too!

        Kaleda do you have a quilting bar? That helps with echo quilting.

        I quess it's called a quilting guide too

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ct3G0Nh-pw
        Last edited by Hulamoon; September 5th, 2013, 02:45 AM.
        Lorie

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          #5
          Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

          I'd echo quilt approx 1" inside every apple core

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            #6
            Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

            Something I've done before, being a newbie quilter, is make a single block sandwich it and test out how I'd like to quilt it. It worked when I was uncertain on which thread to use on a project too.

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              #7
              Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

              I'm doing one too. I'm almost to the quilting part, I have researched how others have quilted apple core quilts and honestly the one I thought looked the best was this one http://m.pinterest.com/pin/533958099541193258/ it's very easy and can be done in continuous lines

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                Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                Originally posted by Davidsgirl08 View Post
                I'm doing one too. I'm almost to the quilting part, I have researched how others have quilted apple core quilts and honestly the one I thought looked the best was this one http://m.pinterest.com/pin/533958099541193258/ it's very easy and can be done in continuous lines
                That's really cool! I had to keep looking at it because I was losing the cores. lol
                Lorie

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                  Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                  Thank you Davidsgirl08. The circles are quite nice. However, circles would not be continuous and I'd rather not have to stop & start with each circle. Unless... it's sewn like a double helix. One curved SITD line following the arches of the applecores and another curved line opposing the applecore arches. I've seen that done on Cathedral Windows and Pickledish quilts. Food for thought. Thanks again. Kathleen

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                    #10
                    Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                    I think quilting a test block is an EXCELLENT suggestion. I haven't decided on the thread yet, and this will help me with that choice as well.

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                      #11
                      Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                      Thank you, Hulamom. I do have a quilting guide for my walking foot. I think it would be immensly helpful for this project. Thanks for the youtube link!

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                        Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                        I am thinking about doing the echo quilting following the vertical seams. I just don't know if I should do it along the horizontal seams as well.
                        Thanks for taking the time to respond to my query.
                        Kathleen

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                          #13
                          Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                          I certainly won't shoot you, Granny Judy. I do want to thank you for the great link. I don't think I'm ready for stencils yet. I think I'd like to tackle stencils on a smaller project first. Maybe on a table runner or Mug Rug.

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                            #14
                            Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                            Thank you, Renate. I too, prefer softer quilts to snuggle under. I don't care for the stiffness that comes with heavy quilting - which is a good thing since I'm not adept at FMQ at this point!
                            Once I decide on the block arrangement for 9 fabrics, I'll try to post a photo.
                            I appreciate your SITD suggestion and your warm welcome.
                            Kathleen

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                              #15
                              Re: Need quilting advice for a BIG Applecore quilt

                              Originally posted by Granny Judy View Post
                              Please don't shoot me for this link.... It may be too much information, but I'm just beginning to use the stencils for quilting and thought I'd share the information.

                              Quilt stencils

                              Here are two simple ones for your consideration.
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                              I am doing an apple core and have already decided to STD on it. However, I have a DP9 I am planning and the Sun Bonnet Sue stencil is just perfect for that. Thank you Judy!
                              Lisa

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