December 17, 2019
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Oftentimes when I finish piecing a quilt top, I’m unsure of how I want to quilt it. To experiment with a variety of quilting designs, I cut lengths of inexpensive contrasting thread and string them on the quilt top in a chosen design. It’s a great way to test ideas because it allows me to see what my quilt will look like when it’s finished.

—Deborah Gehringer

Venice, Florida

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