Enchanted Quilting

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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from StephieKC in Amish with a Twist II -- Ideas?   
    I just finished piecing this large Amish with a Twist II thanks to a retreat and time over my quilitng for customers "break".  Has anyone quilted this one??  It is traditional piecing, but the colors make it more modern.  I'm thinking of doing some modern twists to traditional fare.  Any thoughts?
     
     Also, this project was entirely Kona Cotton Solids...just gonna say I have a love hate relationship with these Konas!!
     
    Amish with a Twist II - unquilted by Charlotte Peterson Enchanted Quilting, on Flickr   Amish with a Twist II - unquilted by Charlotte Peterson Enchanted Quilting, on Flickr  
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from chickenscratch in MQX entry   
    Fingers crossed for you!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from IBQLTN2 in Sampler qui;t   
    Love your bright color  choices!!  Great job!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from IBQLTN2 in My Galaxy Star(updated with closeup of quilting design)   
    Great job..piecing and quilting!
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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to ffq-lar in Need advice on loading my backs   
    Yes, I use that technique. If the edge is distorted from ripping I will steam it with an iron. You can rip off the selvedge but usually I leave the selvedge and pin above it onto the plain weave of the fabric so it isn't too tight along the edge. 
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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to Quilting Heidi in Quilter Died, what do I do?   
    If it were me I would quilt it the way the quilter asked and present it to the family as a last gift from her.  
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from Mary Beth in Feathers   
    You are doing it the right way.  Muslin and hours of practice!!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in NQR More babies!   
    We are the parents of twins (32 now).  It is a hoot!!  Congrats to all:)  BTW, both of our twins are expecting now...one in April and one in June!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Roger's Inverted Prismatic Star   
    Just beautiful, Ardelle...love what you did!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from Mary Beth in Your Favorite Piece of Equipment in your Studio   
    My quilting apron with pockets....use every time I'm with "Edna"!
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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to Battynurse in Finished a Quilt   
    So I finally finished a quilt that I started a couple months ago. I had some problems with skipped stitches on the appliqué parts and I still need to add eyes to the big bat. I also tried something I had heard do but never done. I ironed my appliqué pieces down and then sewed them down as part of the quilting. I don't honestly love the look of that method so I probably won't do it again. Also my quilting elsewhere is basically just a loopy meander.
    I haven't been putting much time into quilting lately and hoping that will change. Im moving next weekend and will have more space. I will have a room just for my long arm that will be cat free. That way I will be able to put a quilt on my frame and work on it a little at a time instead of holding off putting a quilt on only when I know I've got a good large block of time to start and finish a quilt.

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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to ffq-lar in Need help on Design   
    To advance your skills and give you confidence, quilt the diagonal sashings and the squares with easy designs. Find a thread color that will work on all your fabrics and use it throughout. For the sashing, evenly-spaced up/down loops would work. Make sure there's a loop in every spot where the sashings intersect. Stitch all in one direction. Then when you do the ones in the other direction you will overstitch one side of a loop to reach across to the next sashing section. For the HST blocks in between, treat them as squares instead of triangles. If you have a stencil that fits, mark and stitch the same design in each square. If the stencil is too small, mark and stitch it then echo the outside until the block is filled. Another option in the squares is CCs/Line Dancing. Because the blocks are large you'll really be able to see your designs. Here's a link to Line Dancing by Diana Philips. You can get the idea and practice on some graph paper to give you the rhythm. Share when you finish and have fun!
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Diana+phillips+line+dancing&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=1067&tbm=isch&imgil=0-c4PLA0qkrwpM%253A%253B1gNJIA6BpnQ21M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.intelligentquilting.com%25252F 
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from CindyT in Just a simple Snowman/Penguin quilt from a panel   
    Great sashing!
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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to ffq-lar in Can you float a quilt back? or How do you deal with non-straight edges   
    Wow. I'm with Lynn on this one.  
     
    Here's a thought, though. You can place the quilt top anywhere on the backer that works. If someone gives me a backer that is way larger than the top, I load the top as far to one side as I can an still have enough at that edge for my clamps. That may mean that the excess backer on one side is 3" and the opposite 12". This option saves fabric and might leave her enough fabric for binding something. 
     
    As for your diagram--I agree that you might want to load it the recommended way with the seam parallel to the rollers. Snug the top to one side as close to the backer edge as you're comfortable. That way she'll have as much usable fabric as possible left when you finish. Charge her $10 for this awkward load because if you load it with the backer seam horizontal, you'll need to take some care to make sure the excess backer is out of the way (if it hangs down it can be run over by your wheels and leave nasty marks) or it can unroll wonky and you will have issues controlling the side tension. If you load the backer with the seam vertical, you'll want to mark straight across both widths of fabric to have a line to pin to the rollers. You'll still be dealing with that extra flap of fabric and need to keep it from getting in the way.
     
    As for adding a strip of muslin to even up the backer--let her do this. Industry standard is $10 per seam for piecing backers. I can't imagine she wants to pay an extra $20 to save some precious inches of fabric. Sheeeesh! 
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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to lsequilter in Can you float a quilt back? or How do you deal with non-straight edges   
    If you load the backing fabric with the seam horizontal to the bars you will have a better chance of success.
    Just be sure you center the top on the smaller piece of fabric.
    Good luck, Linda Esenbock
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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to BethDurand in 'Twas the Saturday before Christmas and the Quilter is done!   
    Hello,
    I just finished the LAST of the customer quilts before Christmas.  (Mine are long since done).
     
    I told my husband, and was doing a happy dance, but he wasn't as impressed as I thought he should be.  So I came to you to share my joy.
     
    Thanks for dancing with me!
     
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from Quilting Regina in Should I Change the Top Thread   
    I really like a So Fine/Bottom line combo.  I get the top and bobbin to match as closely as possible, but many times not exact.
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from LisaC in Wedding Quilt Finished   
    What a treasure...enjoy all of the warm memories!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Ellen's Woodland Quilt   
    Great job!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from KDquilter in Judy Niemeyer Bali Wedding Star   
    Great job...I know what you mean by being glad you are finished.  Those JN quilts can be a workout!
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    Enchanted Quilting reacted to K. Szymaszek in Backing with rubbery stars and dots   
    Thanks ladies, I did call her and she was great about it. She will replace and bring to me. Placemats are a good idea Charlotte, I was also thinking table cloth as it is for a king and gigantic! K
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from delld in Fresh off Frannie Ann this week   
    Thanks for the picture catch up!!  Love the variety:)
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Liz's Bali Bedrunner   
    Beautiful...thanks for sharing!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Barbara's Quilt - Feathers and Feathers...and Feathers :)   
    Beautiful job...thanks for sharing those yummy feathers!!
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    Enchanted Quilting got a reaction from delld in Amy Bradly Princess quilt   
    What a beautiful quilt...and your quilting!!  It's very regal;)