Picking the Best Design For Your New Quilt

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There is a plethora of information available online about quilting and the tools an skills required. A quilt is usually a scrappy fusion, made from sewing hundreds and thousands of fabrics and colors to form a single complex picture. To bring more depth to the fabric, patterns are stitched over the top piece of the quilt. These patterns can range from a single central design to a meandering, repetitive design that covers the entire quilt or even several different designs. This helps the quilt retain its shape and withstand laundering over time. While creating a design is rarely costly, it does gives great savings in terms of use and longevity. A simple and dense design is best because of a highly patterned top will not allow a viewer to appreciate the quilting design fully.

The choice of quilting depends entire on the expression a quilter may want to convey with the piece. They should be a statement of personal aesthetic taste. There is no wrong design in quilting; however, it bears keeping in mind that some designs are more appropriately suited to some quilts more than others. There are a couple of guidelines on how to quilt a stenciled design on to a pieced top. While it may take time to find the perfect design, many free and premium images are available in stores an online for the vid quilter to use.

A quilter shouldn’t feel limited by the readymade stencils available in the market. Custom stencils can always be created by giving the pattern to a professional stencil maker and at home. Be innovative and permit individual imagination to take the reins. Experiment with different design concepts. Looking through quilting pages can serve as an inspiration to what the finished quilt could potentially look like. These ideas will culminate into a quilt that people will admire for years to come.

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