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Date: 4/13/13 9:31 PM

I have got this crib panel, and would like to get around to making it at some stage.

I thought I'd back it with a cotton/bamboo batting, and then obviously put something on the back too, then I'll quilt it.
But where would YOU quilt it? around each square? around each button? Or along the brown lines?


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Date: 4/13/13 11:23 PM

I think it depends on the requirements of your batting. How close does it need to be quilted to keep it from falling apart and lumping up in the wash?

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Date: 4/14/13 0:10 AM

Hmm that is a good point too. I am unsure on that

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Date: 4/14/13 0:25 AM

from what I can gather, about 8" apart is the max.

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Date: 4/14/13 12:28 PM

I would do around each charactor first, starting with the outline of the bee, donky, snail and tiger. Then outline either the bear side or the bird side next. Then do the last verticle row. Go down the row and then see how you like it. You might need to outline each block as well. Usually free space (unquilted area) should be between 4-8 inches. I would definately outline tihe inner brown border or each block. I think it would be your choice. Also outline the outer green border to hold things in place.

Or, you could do a free motion all over the quilt. Just a free flowing line wandering where ever you want. The idea is to bond the layers together and not leave large areas unquilted. The choice is really yours.

Have fun with this project. I think it is darling.
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Date: 4/14/13 7:57 PM

I think the free motion all over would look fantastic myself.

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Date: 4/15/13 3:27 PM

Thanks ladies. I was thinking about doing each character like Learn to sew said. Unsure about the free motion, mainly for one reason.
I am a garment sewer mainly, and love the nice straight lines that line up with other things etc. peculiar I know, but its the thing in my head lol.

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Date: 4/15/13 5:33 PM

Just stitch around the larger sections and maybe add some swirls through the wider area at the top, bottom and sides.

Make a mock-up with the batting and some similar cotton fabric and use it to test stitch length and any decorative stitching that may come to mind ---- quilters seldom end up with what they first have in mind.



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Date: 5/8/13 3:07 AM

Right next question. Same quilt panel.
What would you do for a border and binding? It effectively has a border with the large pale green section, and its like the narrow brown section is designed to be a binding.

I am thinking maybe I make my own brown binding, and remove the narrow brown strip that is there now, it's only very narrow. Or maybe I make quite a wide binding. Gosh I don't know!

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Date: 5/8/13 10:58 AM

Cut strips and join them together in any color you like if you want to. I'd leave the outer brown border. If it was mine, I'd find the pale pink to match the 3rd row down and across picture and go with that. Pink is oppositte the browns and would look nice. Oh, I cut 2 1/2 inch wide binding strips when I finish my quilts.

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