Especially Helpful for Working with a Longarm Quilter!
Once your beautiful quilt top is done it’s time to choose a quilting design. There are so many options to select from that it can be difficult to decide what’s right for each quilt.
Whether you’ll be doing the quilting yourself or sending it off a longarmer, it pays to think carefully about what’s best for the quilt. Then factor in the cost, whether it’s your time or the amount a longarmer will charge for various options.
An article by Mari Martin for Connecting Threads does a good job of walking you through the options. She writes from the perspective of a longarm quilter, taking into account the pricing of various types of quilting. However, her advice extends well to quilters who will be doing the quilting themselves.
An all over edge-to-edge design is best, and preferable, for some quilts while custom designs are right for others. Read through the article for help in determining what’s best for your quilt.
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