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Jessica posted on Tue, Apr 30 2013 5:26 PM

I am a very new quilter, and so far, I enjoy it a lot! I've been doing this for a few weeks now, and want to move onto some newer techniques (free-motion and machine applique). My problem is that I started this really nice "Monster High" themed quilt for my daughter using a block pattern as the front and now I've changed everything and I want to applique the "Monster High" logo as the front of the quilt and have the block pattern as the backing.  I want to make the quilt so that the logo (which will be the front) does not go through to the back and that the block pattern does not show through to the front. I hope that I'm making sense (again, I'm still really new to this), but if you can, please help!!!

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Joni replied on Tue, Apr 30 2013 6:08 PM

welcome jc...won't your batting solve that problem?

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I agree with Joni, when you sandwhich the quilt the batting should provide a barrier so that there is not shadow.  The only time I have had a shadow is when I used a very lightweight white.  I solved  the problem by using a thicker batting

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Thanks for replying to me, Joni. That's what I was wondering...Would I quilt the front to the batting, then quilt the back to a separate piece of batting, and then bind it together?

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Lol, I can see that there was a problem with my wording earlier! :) I was actually wondering how I could prevent the stitches from showing through on the other side (i.e the stitches from stitching in the ditch of the blocks not coming through to the front where the logo is). Again, I'm not sure if this makes sense???

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Karla replied on Tue, Apr 30 2013 6:17 PM

I think what you're trying to say is that you don't want to quilt through your applique.  I'd suggest using FMQ, perhaps a simple meandering pattern.  Draw a block with a washable pencil or a Frixion pen which disappears when you apply heat like an iron, around the appliqued part and don't quilt it.

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AHHHHH, now I get it.  You could solve the problem by putting the applique on after you quilt the quilt.  You can add stitching and not go through the back.  I do this with my labels.  Hope this makes sense.

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Thank you so much, Elizabeth. May I ask how you could add stitching to the applique without stitching through the back?

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Hi Jessica, welcome

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Jessica, You can do it by using any stitch but you have to do it by hand not machine!  you just catch the top layer and even the batting.  You can check the back to make sure that it does not go through.  

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gini replied on Tue, Apr 30 2013 8:24 PM

I don't know how big your logo is.   Appliquing to a completed quilt top will not be easy.    You can't hold all the bulk in one hand and use it to manipulate the fabric as you sew.    that is why most hand appliqué is done on smaller pieces that are then sewn together.  Not impossible, I've done smaller pieces on a finished quilt,  but my hands really hurt. 

Have you thought about making two quilts out of them?

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Apr 30 2013 9:38 PM

Jessica I just wanted to say welcome.  You sound just like me when I first joined, I've seen you already have some great advice from others.  I love this group they are very helpful.

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