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    Embroidered Quilt Blocks

    My sister in law was given a quilt top made of embroidered quilt blocks with sashing in between the blocks. I have volunteered to quilt it for her. I usually FMQ my quilts but hate to quilt through the embroidered blocks. Any suggestions on how to quilt this?

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    Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

    A lot will depend upon the size of the embroidery compared to the manufacturers recommendation as to how far you can quilt apart (some brands will say up to 6-8 inches between quilting lines). If that's an issue you may want to use an invisible thread over the embroidery. Personally I'd probably only stitch up to the embroidery.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

      When I make quilt blocks with machine embroidery I ask my quilter to stitch around the embroidery. There is normally room around the emb design to at least do some echo quilting. I agree with Sandy.
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        Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

        Thanks for the help. Thiink I will fmq around the blocks and like you said echo around the embroidery. The blocks were embroidered by her mother in law so I don't want to mess them up.

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          Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

          Do you remove the stabilizer from the embroidery design prior to quilting?

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            Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

            Originally posted by Judy Gwinn-Thomas View Post
            Do you remove the stabilizer from the embroidery design prior to quilting?
            Welcome, Judy! I think the blocks referred to in this post were probably hand embroidered (not certain though). Regarding machine embroidery - it depends upon the type of stabilizer used. Personally I would use a light-weight cut-away and probably leave the whole piece in place within the quilt block. I have a string quilt I made using cut-away for my foundation and it has been laundered many times and has held up very well - and of course the stabilizer is still in place.
            Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
            it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

            "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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              Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

              Thanks for the reply Sandy. I plan to hand quilt and was thinking it would be hard to quilt using a cut-away. Hadn't thought about using the soft or mesh cut away. Great idea!

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                Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

                Friday I dropped off my quilt top at the long arm quilter and she was quilting a hand embroidered quilt top. She quilts right thru the embroidery. She has done many that way and says it doesn't distraught from the embroidery. I did a machine embroidered quilt several years ago and I used poly mesh as the stabilizer and left it in. I had someone else besides the gal I use now to quilt it and she stippled around the embroidery. Either way should work. Don't forget to post a photo when it is done.

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                  #9
                  Re: Embroidered Quilt Blocks

                  I am probably crazy but am fmq using the prestamped quilting lines on the embroidery blocks and using a meandering stitch on fabric between the blocks? it looks nice but will take a while to Quilt!

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