I talked about using fabric prints as starting point for quilting motifs in a previous Thread Talk post here. Today’s post is an extension of that concept. Here you see the circles in the mini borders printed on a Silly Suggestions for Kids panel:
I could have quilted the circles individually, but that meant a lot of starting and stopping. So, I just made up simple and quick swirls to go in between the circles. The result is a fun and pseudo-customized quilted border that doesn’t require marking prior to quilting. Pretty neat, eh?
When you are stumped as to how and what to quilt your quilt tops, always take a good look at the fabric prints to see if they can work for you! Happy Quilting, my Friends!
p.s. I am under the gun to meet two deadlines this week. So, if you don’t hear from me, you will know why!
That looks great.
Great tip! Thanks!
I love it! I would have never thought of that and will try it on my next quilt :)
Great tip! Have a wonderful week!
I love that Wendy! I have been trying that same thing on a quilt I’m working on right now. Thank you as always for your wonderful tips for easier machine quilting!
Thanks for the great hint!!
My, you’re good! Struggling w/my machine quilting. You make it look so easy! Quick question – on the cute circular border quilting – do you go top to bottom or vice versa? Inquiring minds want to know.
I love this! I would have been stumped with the circles, but your little swirly connectors add so much — they’re perfect.
Always great advice and food for thought….sometimes things are right in front of you!
Oh you clever thing – that’s the perfect design for the border! I love it!
I love your idea for the circles, it’ll teach us to look at the fabric closer.
Love this talk Wendy.
That’s a great idea and looks wonderful too.
I love your quilted circle idea! They kind of look like little cherries or apples. Now you gave me the idea to use a round sticker and stitch around that with what to me look like leaves. I love it. If I knew how to ” pin” I would put it into my Pinterest, I have tons of quilt ideas. ;-)
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