“How to Choose Quilting Designs”
Quilting makes the quilt! With limitless possibilities for quilting, how do you choose? Suzanne discusses a few simple questions to ask yourself to help discover the style of quilting to complement piecing and fabrics. Then, using quilt tops borrowed from friends, Suzanne walks viewers through her process of auditioning quilting designs, textures, patterns, and thread to bring confidence and ease to the process of choosing a quilting design.
Suzanne discusses a few simple questions to ask yourself that will help you discover the style of quilting that will complement the piecing and fabrics in your quilt. Does the quilt call for an overall design or an interpretive design? How will it be used? Is this an heirloom or a quilt for a dorm? What about the fabrics, the style of the quilt, the theme?
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Now that we have a general idea of what we wish to do, how do you know what quilt pattern to use where, and what about placement? Suzanne uses Quilters Preview Paper to audition hr designs and then stitches them out to test them with real thread-without committing to them!
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In Short Takes on Longarm Quilting, Vicki Hoth turns her attention to the often neglected back of quilts. She offers tips for choosing backing fabrics, shows how to seam a quilt, and how you can make a quilt for the back by piecing quilt backings.
Using quilt tops borrowed from friends, Suzanne walks viewers through her decision-making process in choosing quilting designs, textures, patterns, and thread for each top. She shows which elements she wishes to accentuate and which call for unifying, and gives options for backgrounds.