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« on: April 29, 2016 06:48:22 AM »

I'd like to make a quilt that is basically a quilt top on each side - it is a sports themed quilt that will be Local Team 1 on one side and Local Team 2 on the other side. Their colors actually coordinate fairly well, so I can use black thread to quilt through the entire thing and black binding.

http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/2012/12/isosceles-triangle-quilt-along-making.html

I like this triangle quilt pattern, but I'm not sure how to do the actual quilting part. If I mirror image the sides, would the quilting inside each triangle line up? Will I drive myself nuts trying to do that? Or maybe there is a better way.

Any thoughts from more experienced quilters would be appreciated! This is for a gift so I want it to look nice. I don't have a specific timeline for it so if there are good techniques that are a little time consuming, that's okay too!

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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016 07:37:15 AM »

What a great idea for two different teams! This pattern is super cute, I really like that the sides aren't squared off. As for quilting, it seems like it might be hard to line up and get really precise quilting lines on both sides like you're talking about, but I've never tried it so maybe someone else has some better input for you!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016 07:50:28 AM »

Not be be a downer. But i cannot imagine the nightmare that would be to attempt to line up. 

If you are convinced that is the quilting you need. I would attempt it in a super small practice piece to see if it can be done. Then maybe a QAYG technique could be an option?

I think that an all over free motion meander or stipple is probably the best call to tie the two sides together.


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