What are some ideas for quilting on a sewing machine?

I need ideas..help!


Asked by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Dec. 22, 2008 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Why not try a "cheater's" quilt? You can get a pre-printed pattern, some batting, and muslin for the back and use your machine to quilt along the pattern. Then, when you're done, bind it and there you have a nice quilt without all of the work.

    Answer by TeensMom07 at 8:20 PM on Dec. 22, 2008

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  • to start out I just did what we call stitch in the ditch. Just stitch on the boader of the block or anywhere that you have stitched two pieces together.

    Answer by tichelle at 9:25 AM on Dec. 23, 2008

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  • What exactly do you need help with?

    Answer by NorahSethsMommy at 1:26 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

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  • what u need is one of these new machines: http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=AFE2008

    Answer by CookieZenmilk at 8:00 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

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  • Yeah, I do what tichelle suggested...stitch in the ditch. Actually my first quilts I did the quilting about 1/4 from the lines on either side. My other ones I do diagonal, every other row and then use yarn to tie the squares without stitching. I like the way it looks. I don't do fancy quilting...too much work for me.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:20 PM on Dec. 23, 2008

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  • Easy. Piece the pieces together in strips. Sew the strips together. Sew four edges on for a border. INSIDE OUT put the top on, the batting in the middle, and a full piece on the back like you would make a sandwich. Sew these three items together along the edge. Leave one edge open to turn it right side out. Sew the remaining edge. Machine quilt the top in an easy across and then down stitching being careful to set the standard machine tension to the loosest setting. Go slowly. Whoala. You have made an extremely simple quilt by machine. I do these all the time. I do them a little more wildly but I've got a few years experience under my belt. Baby quilts are easy to work with since they are small in size, but I've done a king size this way. Just takes extra time.... and lots of extra space!

    Answer by Shamanmom at 1:35 AM on Dec. 26, 2008

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  • shamanmom-If you sew it inside out with the batting in the middle, then when you flip it right side out, the batting will be on the outside.

    Answer by casperskitty at 6:01 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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  • There is a whole group that can help you with this. Quilting Moms on CM.

    Answer by Squirrell34 at 2:50 PM on Jan. 6, 2010

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