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« on: July 13, 2009 12:10:11 AM »

Im in the process of embroidering a quilt top, and still unsure whether to hand quilt it or do it by machine...

I have already drawn the quilting design on the fabric - think wholecloth pattern, just with a few butterflies thrown on for a bit of colour.

I do enjoy the hand quilting, but find that if I give someone an item that IS hand quilted, they tend not to use it and would rather keep it as an 'heirloom' etc.

The other option is to quilt by machine, prob a bit quicker and more chance the recipient would use it! BUT i tend to get puckers in my backing fabric and I spend a lot of time unpicking!

Any thoughts?

(here is link to photo - I'm still new here Smiley

« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009 07:37:51 PM »

I have the same problem with machine quilting - I guess I haven't gotten the knack of it yet.

I am collecting cotton Hawaiian fabric scraps for a quilt if you wanted to send any my way!
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009 09:00:25 PM »

Given the nature of that, I would probably hand quilt it, with lots of swirls - it's a control you're not going to get on the machine, and give the person care instructions - seriously. I've had more quilts used because I tell them what to do if they spill on it, because they're not scared of "wrecking" it and they know it can be fixed.
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009 10:50:55 PM »

Thanks for the tips! Might be my next in-front-of-tv project with some hand quilting (always need more practise with that!)

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