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« on: November 08, 2013 07:29:13 AM »

I have been brainstorming a quilt idea in my head & in addition to some applique, I would like to embroider quotes onto it.  What I have been debating is whether it is a good idea to do the embroidery first and then longarm the quilt together, or longarm the quilt and then do the embroidery last.  I wasn't sure if the longarming/quilting would mess up the look of the embroidered letters.  But then I wasn't sure if the embroidery on top of the longarming would look weirdly puckered/distorted.  Has anyone else done this before?
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013 02:48:30 PM »

I recommend doing the embroidery before layering the quilt.  I wouldn't want the embroidery stitches showing on the back of the quilt.  Some quilts are as lovely on the back as the front as quilting can be very decorative.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013 12:23:27 PM »

Id ask your local long arm pro.   I would be worried the embroidery would snag while quilting. Any chance you could ebroider the square and applique it on after quilting?or would that look dumb?
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