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  • #16
    Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

    Originally posted by SuzanneOrleansOntario View Post
    Congratulations on finishing such a complex quilt pattern. It is stunning.

    I think a light custom quilting would do it justice, especially if someone else is doing it. However, I felt it wasn't my accomplishment when done by LAQ. That probably just me. On the other hand an all over design would not take away from the interest of the blocks.

    In the end, your quilt, your decision. Please share when done.
    Suzanne, I am the same way about wanting to finish my quilts from start to finish, (excluding creating the fabrics and designs)

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    • #17
      Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

      What I have learned while quilting, if you focus on lots of quilting, that is what people will notice first (a whole cloth quilt is the best example of that). This top you have made is pictorally awesome. That awesomeness can be accentuated with custom quilting. If you know someone who is affordable and knows what they are doing.....go for it. If you cannot afford (may cost over $1000) or do not know anyone, I think your best foot forward on this awesome top is to go with a panto or edge2edge design of nature like leaves, vines, woodgrain, or paw prints. If you will be doing the quilting, the easiest of these is woodgrain. You can also do walking foot lines densely and it would not distract from your piecing. Ultimately it is your quilt and you will proceed with what your gut instinct tells you to. Awesome quilt top!
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      • #18
        Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

        I might be the lone vote here but I think a simple grid design with a lightweight thread might be effective. The piecing is magnificent and that is what should shine.

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        • #19
          Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

          Thank you! Yes I do live in Colorado. I've only been here a couple of years but I love it. I will post finished pictures. It might be awhile although I did finally find a long arm quilter I can talk to.

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          • #20
            Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

            Thank you all so much for your compliments, input and advice!!! You have given me lots of ideas to think about. I do know of one quilter in the area to ask about cost. Sounds like I will have to save up if I go for custom quilting. Thanks for suggesting Missouri star as well. I hadn't thought of that. I do like the idea of finishing a quilt from start to finish, but I don't think I'm ever going to be one of those amazing free motion quilters. I just don't enjoy that part of it that much. I do love the piecing. And yes, I do want the piecing to shine. Thanks for confirming that the piecing can also look good with custom quilting. I will talk to the quilter here and see what she can do as far as both options. Thank you again so much! I like getting other quilter's opinions when I am struggling to decide.

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            • #21
              Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

              It's my understanding that M* 's quilting is computerized & would be an all-over design. No custom work.

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              • #22
                Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

                Originally posted by Jess.senseofadventure View Post
                Thank you all so much for your compliments, input and advice!!! You have given me lots of ideas to think about. I do know of one quilter in the area to ask about cost. Sounds like I will have to save up if I go for custom quilting. Thanks for suggesting Missouri star as well. I hadn't thought of that. I do like the idea of finishing a quilt from start to finish, but I don't think I'm ever going to be one of those amazing free motion quilters. I just don't enjoy that part of it that much. I do love the piecing. And yes, I do want the piecing to shine. Thanks for confirming that the piecing can also look good with custom quilting. I will talk to the quilter here and see what she can do as far as both options. Thank you again so much! I like getting other quilter's opinions when I am struggling to decide.
                Are you a member of a quilt guild? If so, ask if any of the quilters would like to do a trade. Maybe trade a quilt top for quilting or hand sewing binding down on their quilts.

                You can expect to pay $.02 a square inch for edge to edge quilting. I think for that price that M* includes the batting. You will need to ask someone who has used their services.

                A twin mattress is 38" X 75" = 2850 X .02 = $57 thats without drop. Some quilters have a minimum charge. Lets say you have a 6" drop on the sides and bottom. ( 38 + 6 + 6) X (75 + 6) = 50 X 81 = 4050 X .02 = $81.00

                That's just edge to edge. Custom is usually .03 to .05 per square inch. $121.50 to $202.50

                I'm not a professional quilter. You would need to look around and compare prices. Some include batting, and some may sell backing fabric. Some charge per bobbin, and some charge if they have to use more than one thread color.
                Vonnie

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                • #23
                  Re: How Would You Quilt This Top?

                  I did just learn of a couple of quilt guilds in the area. I will look into that more. Might find more people who do quilting too.

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