by fannyfurkin 31 Jan 2019

I am not much of a quilter but I want to make some steampunk theme quilts for my lounge room, I am going to do some blocks with steampunk embroidery that I have digitized and alternate that with some crazy patching, I don't know how to go about stippling the crazy patching should I stipple it or to sew the layers together using the motif top stitches or leave it as is?


by pennyhal2 10 Feb 2019

I think it depends on the type/thickness of batting that you are going to use. If you use too thick of a batting, when you stipple around it you may get a lot of puckering around the embroidery. A thinner bat won't have the same effect. Try doing a sample block first and see what combination gives you the result you are looking for.

by stock 01 Feb 2019

I would stipple first before embroidery, I always do all mine this way...wendy

by shirley124 31 Jan 2019

Will be nice when done.

by Sewmum1 31 Jan 2019

It sounds like it is going to be an awesome quilt. If it were me I would wait until I have all the blocks completed and then decide. Some batting doesn't need lots of close stitching to hold together where as some others need lots of close stitching. The one I use only needs to have stitching every 10-15cm, so I find it good for quilts when I do echo quilting or stitch in the ditch.

by carolpountney 31 Jan 2019

I like the sound of your quilt would like to see it finished. If it was my quilt I would not stipple the crazy patch. I would also stipple the blocks first before the steam punk designs.maybe a sample of the two blocks together would be an idea.

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fannyfurkin by fannyfurkin 31 Jan 2019

I am going to stipple the embroidered blocks last because I don't want all of the embroidery coming through all of the layers.