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    How Should I Quilt This?

    I'm nearing completion of my very first full size quilt - a rail fence.

    So far I've made a lap quilt and stitched alongside the ditch; I made a baby quilt that I hand quilted.

    I really want to machine quilt the rail fence, so what would be the easiest for a beginner like me?

    Thanks in advance for your help. I'm learning so much from everyone here.

    This picture is to show you what my colors are, so you can also help me decide what color thread I should use.

    Casita quilt.jpg

    #2
    Re: How Should I Quilt This?

    Moi? I'd use a ecru and meander . . . a wide meander.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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      #3
      Re: How Should I Quilt This?

      I think meander also. If you are into straight line quilting,you could do a diagonal across the blocks. I would use a thread color that matches the backing.

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        #4
        Re: How Should I Quilt This?

        I am a new LONG arm quilter. Something I have learned, heavy or decorative quilting on dark busy fabrics (similar to yours) will not really show. So choose something simple like a meander or stitch in the ditch. if you like straight line, you could simply stitch at the diagonal....think of a cross hatch pattern.
        Or, send it to me here in Washington and I will quilt it for free...I am still learning and practicing.
        [SIGPIC]sigpicCarol
        Blonde Biker Quilts
        Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.:icon_woohoo:

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          #5
          Re: How Should I Quilt This?

          Thanks for the suggestions. Blondie Biker, as much as I would LOVE to take you up on your offer, I should probably learn to finish these myself.

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            #6
            Re: How Should I Quilt This?

            Great job, love your color combination.

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              #7
              Re: How Should I Quilt This?

              Your colors are great and the suggestions were spot on. Meander or straight line.

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                #8
                Re: How Should I Quilt This?

                I agree, a meander or straight line on the diagonal would be what I would do. You may have a meander on your machine if you have any decorative stitches. I set mine to the longest length and width. I love the colors you chose. What color is the backing?

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                  #9
                  Re: How Should I Quilt This?

                  Original Date of Post - April 21st, 2014, 03:53 AM

                  I am going to guess that the original poster has already done this quilt.
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