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    Prairie Pointer

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    Default Quilting in border!

    Hello

    I've been working on a quilt as a wedding gift for our nephew. It's a queen and I started it quite awhile ago. Every single thing that could have gone wrong with this project has gone wrong! I had to order more fabric ... it was out of stock, naturally. The stippling and the quilt didn't get along and the fabric got bunched up and I didn't notice it... rip, rip, rip for miles, it seemed! And on and on and on. As a result, I'm now under the gun and may not finish because the wedding is SATURDAY! I'm very nearly done quilting it and will have only the border to quilt. Has anyone NOT quilted in the border? It's a single 4" border and I was thinking I could just SITD around where the top and border meets and call it done. I know there are no quilt police, but is this a bad idea??

    Thanks, Pam

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    Default Re: Quilting in border!

    I have straight stitched borders with my walking foot, like 4 or 5 rows of stitching. If we could see a picture of your quilt someone may have a suggestion for you.
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    Default Re: Quilting in border!

    I've also done rows of Serpentine stitch in the border, if you machine has that one.

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    Default Re: Quilting in border!

    Here's a picture. It's black and gray with purple. The border is dark purple, so it's hard to see. Obviously, I took this with my phone and don't know how to rotate it :*(

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    Default Re: Quilting in border!

    That is pretty...sure hope you get it done in time

    I personally think straight stitching on that border would be just fine.

    I did straight stitching on the border of both of these:

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    Default Re: Quilting in border!

    Can you post a picture? I would not leave the outside border unquilted. The width would be ok, but the long expanse of unquilted fabric might bunch up when laundered. Do you have a serpentine stitch on your machine. That's easy and quick. If you don't, perhaps some channel stitches, wavy line, or cross-hatch. It would be easier to get suggestions if we could see a picture & pattern of your quilt.

    Oh, I see you just posted pic while I was typing. The quilt is lovely and I like the colors. Straight stitching would look nice on this.
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    I would use a matching thread and put straight stitching (3 rows evenly spaced) in that border. If it were 2 inches wide I'd say leave it, but one that wide I think needs something, but you don't have to be fancy.
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    Default Re: Quilting in border!

    Thanks everyone, I was worried about all that. My quilting machine has only a straight stitch, so I'm limited there. Gah! I'll never get finished!! I have to stay

    Pam

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    Oh, I forgot about this quilt you did. I sure do like it.
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    .......And breathe. I agree with the straight lines due to your time restriction. Lovely quilt.

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