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    Prairie Pointer

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    I am having so much tension trouble trying to FMQ in the outside border of a queen size quilt that I am giving as a wedding present. The FMQ did okay in the two-inch inner border, but the outer fabric is a different type fabric and the stitches are terrible.I wonder how the batting will hold up if the four inch border is not quilted -- do y'all think it will "bunch" up and distort the quilt? Maybe I should just do some straight stitching in the border area but I would like to call the quilt "finished" unless I really, really need to anchor down the outside border.

    What do y'all suggest?

    This is the first time I have attempted to attach a photo so I hope it works.

    Thanks,
    Faye
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    Default Re: border quilting

    Whether or not your batting will hold up depends a lot on which batting you used. You have the inner edge of the border quilted. If you make sure and catch your outer edge when you sew on the binding that will keep it from traveling too much. Check the guidelines of the batting you used and see what it says as far as how far apart you can quilt.

    The quilt looks great so far.
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    Default Re: border quilting

    If you don't need to based on the manufactures instructions or can just do STD for the border closes to the center than I would leave it as is. If you need to quilt it how about triangles in white. That might look nice. Whatever you do the quilt is just beautiful.
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    Default Re: border quilting

    Your quilt is realy beautiful! Love the label! I would do some straight line quilting in the border to be on the safe side.

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    Default Re: border quilting

    I would certainly quilt the outside border fayep. Could you straight line quilt it instead of struggling with FMQ? There are tons of options, some parallel lines, wide pumpkin seed curves, a line zigging and zagging etc.

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    Default Re: border quilting

    I agree with Jean. I would just straight line quilt a couple lines on the outside border. It wont' take away from the quilt, and the FMQ you did on the rest of it. I do that a lot with borders just to make them stay in place before attaching the binding.
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