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Hi,


I have a customer quilt made of wool, wool blend, corduroy, and gabardine suits or skirts. The customers grandmother made it 40 years ago.  I'm going to quilt it from the front so that I can work out the fullness.

Is it best to quilt closer, or to quilt farther apart, when working out the fullness? I've done quilts with some fullness, but never as much as this one has.  I plan on just stippling it.

Most of the work is in prepping it.  It was a mess. I plan on using wool batting and a cotton back. 

**Side note:  I washed this 4 times, using color catchers every time. The water rinsed clear. Nonetheless, one of the reds still bled onto a gabardine fabric next to it.  I managed to get most of it out.  

 

Thanks!

Allison

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I think if you quilt it too densely, that might create a lot of puckers.  It might make your life easier if you baste it with your longarm, before you start quilting - horizontal lines about 4 inches apart.


Gail Olfert

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On 2/5/2019 at 4:25 AM, Gail O said:

I think if you quilt it too densely, that might create a lot of puckers.  It might make your life easier if you baste it with your longarm, before you start quilting - horizontal lines about 4 inches apart.

Thank you Gail. :)

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