I've read many posts asking for advice on a topic, so I thought I'd give it a try. A co-worker and wife are having twins so I'm having others make blocks for a couple quilts. We are using fabric markers and crayons on white kona which I will set with sashing. As far as quilting, would an overall meander work over the crayon/marker area, or should I stick with quilting in the sashing around the 6" finished blocks? I see all types of great suggestions from board members and I thank you in advance for all help. Thanks in advance.
Or if you like to look/feel of poofy areas make sure the batting you use will won't disintegrate or ball during washing with the six inch spacing. That information will be on the outside of packages of batting or displayed beside bolts as well as in between the layers in a bolt.
Here's a link to a table published by Threads Magazine showing the recommended quilting interval (among other things) of various commonly available battings.
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Posts: 6837 | Location: Montana | Registered: Mar 25, 2005
It will depend on your batting. You could do a bit of echo around the color/marker pictures to help enhance the design or just a few lines in the design features will hold it. I have made many baby quilts and don't do quilting in the embroidered blocks, our ladies' aid ties that part and then I have quilted the sashings/borders. They do survive well.
Posts: 5731 | Location: SE MN | Registered: Jan 02, 2006
I've made a few crayon quilts...used Warm & Natural batting and just stitched in the ditch on the sashings between the blocks and they are fine. Just saw one today that has received heavy use and its holding up just fine.The blocks on that one were 8 inch blocks.....
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Posts: 9273 | Location: Michigan,up North,the west side of Perfect | Registered: Sep 14, 2004
Thanks for all the comments. I had thought about some echoing around the pictures...a few people have done their blocks and each is different and so cute...I'm excited about the quilts, so hopefully the parents will be