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« on: January 18, 2010 11:43:12 PM »

all right.  I did a search and didn't really find a thread on this topic yet.

I'm working on my first real piece of embroidery.  I did a potholder last week and just doodled around with it.  This time I'm doing a mandala pattern and practicing a lot of different fill stitches. 

I had thought to fill first and then go back and outline so that the outline would cover any uneven edges.  But as I work on this I'm wondering if I should have outlined first...

What do you do, and why?
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010 04:46:22 AM »

I usually outline first and then fill, just so my fill lines are even.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010 10:02:16 AM »

What she said!!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010 03:47:37 PM »

Ditto  Grin  Plus its great for satin stitching, so you can have a nice solid section that's not defined by the outlines, by going over the outline.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010 02:27:52 AM »

well alright then!  I'm going to stop filling and start outlining!
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