Quilting “Trip Around the World”

30 05 2013

Many of the ladies in the Quilting Circle that I host once a month have made “Trip Around the World” quilt tops. The thing about quilt tops is that they need quilting! We discussed various ways to quilt this design on a home sewing machine. One idea was quilting a grid of straight lines 1/4″ away from both sides of the seam allowance. Here’s a sample I made to demonstrate this quilting option. Click on the picture for an enlarged view.

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Karlyn opted to quilt her quilt “in the ditch,” or directly in the seams.

Another idea is to quilt diagonal lines, making an “X” through each square.

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Courtney suggested a “Cathedral Window” look for those with free-motion quilting experience.

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If you have additional ideas for quilting “Trip Around the World,” please leave a comment.

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