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Look What Comes With the shortE

 

On Friday, I showed the ShortE to students in my recent Stitching Sister event. Many were intrigued by the designs that come with The Shorte so I thought I’d give you a closer look.  We’ve included two versatile sets of quilting designs for allover quilting on whole cloth quilts or pieced quilts. The stipple collection fills the embroidery hoop with linking repeats of meandering wavy lines. You’ll find nine designs in this collection: top left, top center, top right, center right, center, center left, bottom left, bottom center and bottom right.

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The Chandelier collection stitches very quickly and consists of a center medallion (for the center of the quilt), a half vertical (for the left and right edges), a half horizontal (for the top and bottom edges) and two border designs. There are several ways to arrange the designs to produce a variety of quilts.

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The best way to get started is to print templates of all of the designs so you can audition them on the actual quilt. I love the new Print & Stick Target Template paper – perfect for auditioning quilt designs on a quilt – and they stay put! Before printing, change the thread color on each design to black to make it easy to see. If you’re using Perfect Embroidery Pro or My Quilt Embellisher, select the design and click the 3D icon to change the image to a more vivid rendition of the design.

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Place the templates on the quilt and review the layout. If you’re pleased with it, it’s time to get stitching! This week, I’m finally getting a chance to quilt my Sunkissed quilt from Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilt blog tour way back in September. I’m tempted to use the chandelier designs, I’ll keep you posted of my progress.

Sunkissed

Here’s your assignment this week:Leave ac comment and tell us if you think the chandelier or stipple designs will look best on the Sun Kissed quilt. One comment will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift card to use on the DIME website. Good Luck!
The winner of last week’s assignment answered the following question…What size quilt do you typically make?  Post your comments and 2 lucky winners will be randomly chosen to win a pack of the new Print & Stick Target Paper.The winner is… Maxine M.  “I love quilting and I challenge myself constantly. I do wallhangers, baby quilts, quilts of all sizes up to king. My God’s Promise Quilt took 1st. place at the Calgary Stampede and was my first time ever putting a quilt in to be judged. I was so very humble as any quilt I make is for the enjoyment and to see the finished result is so rewarding.”

 

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60 COMMENTS

  • Karen Poole

    I think the chandelier stitching would look the best on that quil!

    • mary walenga

      Does anyone know where I can get the dimensions for a table runner made up of difference size circles or donut shaped circles?

  • Belinda Germain

    The Chandelier design would look best, it seems to line up with the patchwork design.

  • Ellen perry

    Chandelier it would look great and different
    Love it

  • Patty Hapel

    i love the Chandlier design. I think it will look great on your quilt!

  • Kathe pollard

    Chandlier

  • denise

    The Chandelier would look awesome complimenting this Quilt!

  • Lynette Chang

    Either would look good, and I love the Chandelier design, but on this particular quilt I would prefer the stipple.

  • S Hanson

    I like the chandelier design for this quilt. I am interested in learning how to quilt with my embroidery machine!

  • Marcia Nation

    Stipple. The chandler is beautiful but too busy for the sun kissed quilt.

  • Laura

    I think the Chandelier design would soften the lines of your sunkissed quilt and would look better.

  • Susan

    Even though the chandelier is a pretty pattern, I don’t think it is the best choice for this quilt. If you have to choose an all over design, the stipple is a better choice since it won’t compete with the strong verticle shapes.

  • Alice Cornelson

    I would go with a stipple since the blocks are irregular. Otherwise, I would go with the Chandelier. I love it!

    Alice

  • Sandy D

    I think the stipple design would look best on your Sun kissed Quilt

  • tammy wright

    stipple the shorter blocks and chandelier the longer ones. then you can show off both beautiful designs.

  • Gail Beam

    I prefer the chandelier design.

  • Casie Williams

    Chandelier would be my preference. To bad that the designs aren’t set up for edge to edge quilting (start of design aligns with the end of previous design. No jump stitches and looks traditionally done.

  • joyce

    I like the stipple

  • Sharon B

    I prefer the stipple design.

  • Maxine Macal

    The chandelier would look best on the Sun Kissed Quilt.

  • Denyse Rose

    The Chandelier looks like it is spread out enough to give it an airy look and the Stipple looks like it is too crowded.

  • Barbara Bratt

    Chandelier will look best

  • Diane Cockman

    I think the Chandler collection would look the best.

  • Kristi D.

    I make mostly queen and king size quilts. Love the stippling or maybe the Chandelier??????? Oh just do two so I could use both.

  • Helen Murtagh

    The Chandelier design looks to be too wide for the blocks.Suggest stippling.

  • Bonnie Gray

    Chandelier. What a cheerful quilt – makes you smile!

  • Donna Fecteau

    Could you chandelier in the middle and stipple around the edges? If not Chandelier would be my choice.

  • Darlene

    Definitely the Chandelier.

  • Gaila C

    I think the Chandelier would be awesome on this quilt!!!

  • Royce Zook

    Stipple for sure.

  • Wende

    I personally would prefer the stipple design. The chandelier design would compete with the strong vertical lines in the SUN KISSED QUILT, at least for a lap or twin sized quilt.

  • Ilana

    I think the chandelier designs will look great on that quilt.

  • Doree Shandera

    I would prefer the stipple design.
    The ShortE looks exactly like what I have been wanting. When will you be in the Seattle area again so I can watch you do it in person?

  • Raspina

    Wow that looks Great!!!! I was just researching some machinery and found an upcoming auction for embroidery machinery. The prices are starting at $1… I can’t believe it!!! here is a link, if any of you are interested http://auctions.tigergroup.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?tigergrp134/category/ALL

  • Kim M. Harrington

    I would go to the chandelier designs and use a variegated thread.

  • susan dennis

    I’d do the chandelier and than the stipple on the borders. I’d like my embroidery used more for quilting

  • Karen

    The chandelier, I think would be my first choice.

  • Kathy Schmidt

    Hard choice but for this quilt I think the Stipple

  • Carole Steigerwalt

    I took your Craftsy class for the Hourglass design. Would you be able to use those designs on the Shorte? How do I find a dealer for the Shorte? I have the Ellisimo Gold machine. Thanks.

  • Beth R

    I think the Chandelier design would look best – but either one would look great!

  • LeAnne L

    If I could only pick those two, I’d pick the chandelier design. I think that quilt calls for a separate design in each patch of fabric.

  • peggy johnson

    I think the chandelier design would be the best due to the nature of the blocks

  • Kristal

    They are both very nice, but if I had to choose, I would pick the
    chandelier design. So pretty!

  • Barbara Brown

    I think the chandelier design would look very nice.

  • Doreen

    I like the chandelier design. I think either would look nice.

  • Deanna

    I think the stipple would look great.

  • Chris Lyon

    I prefer the chandelier design, but on this quilt I would use the stipple designs. The quilt itself has enough vertical movement. I think an all-over stipple would make a better balance to the final product.

  • Kathy

    I think the stipple design would look the best. With the squares it would stand out more

  • Karen W

    I prefer the chandelier designs would look best on the quilt, as the straight edges need something that feels “round” to soften the overall angular look, whether you decide to stay within each block or travel thru from edge to edge. If you stay within the rectangles, you might use a more showy or variegated thread to make the stitching stand out. Of course with quilting, nothing is set in stone, but this is a general rule my quilt group likes to follow when we’re deciding on the quilting. The stippling would need to be enlarged unless you wanted to compress some areas, which would be another idea — combine the designs and an alternated “embossed” effect.

  • Karen W

    I prefer the chandelier designs & think they would look best on the quilt, as the straight edges need something that feels “round” to soften the overall angular look, whether you decide to stay within each block or travel thru from edge to edge. If you stay within the rectangles, you might use a more showy or variegated thread to make the stitching stand out. Of course with quilting, nothing is set in stone, but this is a general rule my quilt group likes to follow when we’re deciding on the quilting. The stippling would need to be enlarged unless you wanted to compress some areas, which would be another idea — combine the designs and an alternated “embossed” effect.

  • Suzie Suliman

    I really like the chandelier but in this instance the stipple fits the bill especially in the variegated thread.

  • judy wentz

    I really like the look of the Chandelier. And I love the quilt. Is the pattern still available from Nancy Zieman’s?

  • mary walenga

    I want to put some embroidery in picture frames. How do I finish the back of the frame?

  • Ruth Hampson

    I vote for the chandelier design. Love it!

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