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The Quilt Show presents A to Z for Ewe and Me, the latest quilt in prizewinning quilter Janet Stone's 26-quilt alphabet series. Designed exclusively for members of TQS, the 69"x 82" quilt is a playful yet sophisticated sampler. Each letter in the alphabet has its own panel, where it's combined with a related pieced or appliquéd block. Make one for the child in your life, or make one for the child in you!

TOPIC: Blanket Stitching

Re: Blanket Stitching 27 Jun 2014 00:18 #119033

I am using king tut for the blanket stitch 2.0 x 2.0. The double blanket was too heavy so I using the single and played with length and width until it looked right. It is a variegated "kids colors" and is working well with the depression fabrics.

Diana
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Re: Blanket Stitching 15 Jun 2014 21:15 #118818

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I am using(on my Viking) a 1.5 width and 1.5 length. Mine is a single which hold the letters where I want them(also, I am doing the half-size). I am going back and doing a stretch stitch around the outside of the letters to have a little more thread there. Good luck with your experimentation.
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Re: Blanket Stitching 15 Jun 2014 18:05 #118816

I am so glad that you have sorted it out to your satisfaction Mary. Good luck with it. :D
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Re: Blanket Stitching 15 Jun 2014 17:03 #118815

I have decided to do a single blanket stitch with a length of 2.0 and a width of 2.3. I think it looks pretty good.
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Re: Blanket Stitching 15 Jun 2014 16:16 #118814

Thanks, Rita. I was worried that to use a 2.5 width would overpower the letter. I am off to do more experimenting.

Mary
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Re: Blanket Stitching 15 Jun 2014 15:56 #118811

I think the best thing to do is to do a few tests to see what looks good with your Isacord thread. I have used Rainbows thread throughout for mine with a double blanket stitch, 2.5 for both length and width reducing to 2.0 for the narrower areas. But really, I think you have to do what you find nicest. Maybe you will find a single blanket stitch more pleasing. I hope that helps. :D
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Re: Blanket Stitching 15 Jun 2014 15:47 #118810

I am really slow getting going on this. I thought I would start the blanket stitching, but the size of stitching that Janet suggests is so small and messy looking in the double blanket. I am trying to use Isacord. Is that my problem? Maybe I should use a single blanket stitch, but it is still such a teeny tiny stitch!!! What have some of you done?
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Re: Blanket Stitching 25 Feb 2014 10:37 #116032

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There was some discussion about this very thing on this forum topic: [url]forum/bom-2014-a-z-for-ewe-and-me/6864-letter-d-step-3-triangle-ruler[/url]

And, you can see Janet's original stitching on her Zoom Quilt: [url]see-quilts/zoom-quilts/[/url]
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It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Blanket Stitching 25 Feb 2014 07:48 #116017

I really can not see from the images but did you just go around the outside of the letters with the stitching? Or did you "cross-over" parts with stitching as if it was following the way you would write the letter? I hope you understand what I am trying to say...it would be especially obvious on the letter "D" where two sections of the letter meet.
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