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    Default Simple Border Patterns not FMQ

    My FMQ skills leave alot to be desired, and I have items to be quilted for the craft fair next month. Right now, I have a twister Christmas wreath that is 24 by 24. I plan on SITD around the wreath pieces, but I'm having a hard time deciding what to do with the 3" white border. Does anyone have suggestions on straight line quilting that will look good? Straight lines, diamonds, triangles, etc? Or is there a website you can recommend with ideas? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Simple Border Patterns not FMQ

    A pic would help. You could just echo around the border about an inch apart.
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    I'm planning on SITD around the green, then around the reds, and probably on the long straight inside edge of the borders. I am also planning on binding in the two color binding with the red and green. Backing is plain white, and I will be using white thread as well - I don't have shimmery gold, or would use that, as it matches the red and green fabric. I do have silver though, and gray, red and green. Its the outer border that is confusing me.
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    Default Re: Simple Border Patterns not FMQ

    I have made two sizes of twister wreaths. The one below is made using the smallest template. I shadow quilted around the outside edges all around. In the border I used a paper pattern from borders on a roll. There is tape on the edges to hold the paper pattern in place. The curves were so gentle that a regular presser foot could be used. There are several brands and patterns of this type of template.

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    Default Re: Simple Border Patterns not FMQ

    Hi Daytona, I love your wreaths. They came out so pretty and you did an awesome job.

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    Default Re: Simple Border Patterns not FMQ

    Can you trace a twister on the border. If you could that would look really nice. If you do it with a frixion pen, you can iron the markings away.
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    Where can I find the pattern for this twister wreath, it is beautiful, I would love to make one or the families.
    Hawaiigrammi

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    Default Re: Simple Border Patterns not FMQ

    I recently became very stuck with ideas for FMQ. I decided I had to break my mental barrier and do something other than straight lines and meandering.

    I drew out patterns on paper until I could draw it in my head. Then I drew a bit of the pattern on a scrap piece and quilted over the lines. It worked! so I went onto my whole quilt and I'm really pleased with it.

    So If I were you I'd design on paper then go for it.

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