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Quilt with Stitch Regulator or Walking Foot?
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Date: 3/7/13 8:03 AM

My question is again on the table runner that I am making (Morning Glory runner from Connecting Threads).

Assuming that I find a stencil to use for the quilting, once I have marked the fabric, would I be better quilting the design using the BSR or walking foot? I have a Bernina 635 with BSR or I could use one of my other machines that has a walking foot (I do not have a walking foot for the Bernina...... yet!)

Also, I read that a quilting design can be copied onto the tacky Saran wrap and then can be adhered to the project, stitched through and removed (almost like an embroidery topping). Has anyone used this technique and if so, what were your results?

Thanks again for the help!

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Date: 3/7/13 11:40 AM

Well you would use a walking foot on stitch in the ditch, bindings for other straight stitch quilting. The BSR is designed to be used with free motion quilting where you drop the feed dogs and just quilt free style. Helps your stitches to all be uniform as there is a learning curve in free motion quilting. Never heard about the saran thing but usually better to stick to using materials designed to be used with sewing. There are several ways stencils can be marked to quilt top, air and erasable pens, pouncing using powdered chalk or just sewing through the template and removing paper afterward. Usually depends on several factors of which method you choose. Fabric, design, thread used etc.

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Date: 3/7/13 1:04 PM

Marking is the bane of my existence, and I do it as little as possible. I've just not found a way I like, so I avoid any fmq that can't be done free-hand. Of course, it doesn't help that sometimes my projects sit around for months (or cough cough years) which can cause marking that would otherwise come out fine to permanently set.

I've tried Glad Press N Seal, and I had trouble getting it out. If you don't have any tight places where there are lines of quilting close together it might be okay.

If the stencil you're using doesn't have any really tight curves, the walking foot might work. Use your knee lift, needle down and turn frequently. A table runner is a small enough project to do all the turning that will be required.

If I were you I'd make a practice sandwich and try your BSR on your stencil pattern. Never good to try fmq for the first time on a project you're invested in!

Good luck!

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Date: 3/8/13 1:41 PM

I do use tracing paper on a roll, draw out or print out on a plotter my design and then glue stick it down to the quilt top. I hate the press and seal, I have had funky results with it, some good, some not so good.

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