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    Quartered Stripes quilting

    I made the top, but now I am stumped about a quilting design. Any suggestions?

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    Re: Quartered Stripes quilting

    Would love to help but my quilting is limited to what I am capable of, stippling, loops and swirls, and leaves or straight lines. If it is a straight line design mostly I use a curvy quilting design if it appears to curve like a drunkard's path then I would use straight lines. That is just my way, you might check Leah Day's site for some more ideas.

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      #3
      Re: Quartered Stripes quilting

      I'm limited in what I have the skill level for. I was showing someone a quilt that I did with butterflies and she wanted t know if I could do unicorns. I told her I did it free hand and I supposed someone would be able to do unicorns but not me. I didn't want to even learn. lol
      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
      Terry

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        #4
        Re: Quartered Stripes quilting

        lol at unicorns. Really? lol
        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
          Re: Quartered Stripes quilting

          Good morning and welcome to the forum!

          Rob at Man Sewing has some excellent free motion tutorials. Browse through them for inspiration: http://mansewing.com/category/quilting-tutorial-2/

          Also, someone on this forum mentioned getting plexiglass and dry erase markers to practice the design right on the quilt. I went to Lowe's and purchased a 1/8" sheet of plexiglass that measured 18" X 24" (with tax, less than $2). Then put duct tape around the edges (this is important because you do not want to accidentally draw on your quilt top!). Then I laid the plexiglass onto the quilt top and practiced drawing different designs to see which would work well with the pieced top. Used a small piece of scrap batting to wipe the glass clean.

          To get ideas for different designs, I went to Missouri Star's machine quilting page and looked at different designs there. Some are simple enough (edge to edge quilting designs) that you can duplicate on your own. Like the square meander is real easy.
          Click on where it says "choose your pattern" https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/machinequilting
          Or you could just send it to M* to do the quilting for your. I have heard lots of wonderful comments about their quilting.

          Also, I go to this free website all the time for inspiration: http://theinboxjaunt.com/2014/02/18/...uilt-tutorial/
          I have used the Flower Power design a lot - it's a very forgiving design and have gotten lots of complements on it. I use it a lot on borders.

          Let us know what you come up with - would love to know. I have learned so much from this forum.
          Vonnie

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            #6
            Re: Quartered Stripes quilting

            Unicorns! https://www.google.com/search?q=quil...encil+unicorns

            I think I would stick with butterflies also! https://www.google.com/search?q=quil...il+butterflies
            Vonnie

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              #7
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              If you look at the tutorial, in the beginning, you can see they did half circles, all interlocked. I would want to
              break up the straight lines.

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                #8
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                luv my piece of plexiglass!

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                  #9
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                  Thanks, this was very helpful!

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                    #10
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                    I second the inboxjaunt! She has wonderful tutorials

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