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Dupioni Silk Wholecloth

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Silk wholecloth

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Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques taught by Cindy Needham

Pull out those unfinished objects! Cindy Needham will inspire you with stitching techniques to put gorgeous finishing touches on your work of art.

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Classic, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Dupioni silk, 80/20 cotton batting and 100% wool batting. Deco-bob thread. Computerized longarm machine

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What are you most proud of? pushing the limits of my computerized system

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This is absolutely beautiful!

08/02/2015 Flag


09/17/2015 Flag

this is lovely! have you thought of doing a preprinted wholecloth on kona cotton for instance so others could follow what you have done and learn some intricate free motion quilting? maybe you could commission someone to do it. currently i buy preprinted wholecloth from a stencil company but there is nothing so lovely and intricate as yours. thanks

09/26/2015 Flag

Thanks! Unfortunately, the patterns themselves are created by a digitizer who I'm sure has copyright on them. I'll pass your comments along to them and who knows, maybe some time in the future you'll see it as a wholecloth pattern.

10/13/2015 Flag

what kind of thread did you use, cotton, mono? how did you adjust your tension? I have a client who wants me to quilt a silk whole cloth, any help would be great

10/13/2015 Flag

I'm sorry, I thought I replied earlier, but don't see it here. I used Decobob thread by Wonderfil. It is very fine and strong poly. Loosen your tension a bit, use a new smaller size needle and you should be good to go.

10/23/2015 Flag

Beautiful! What an artist you are! Absolutely stunning. Look forward to seeing more of your pieces:)

10/23/2015 Flag

Thank you. I was just thinking I may need to do another silk project perhaps something with applique - though silk frays really badly so I need to think on it. Thanks for your kind words

10/23/2015 Flag