I’m going to quilt the cross-hatching on the sides, and some hand quilting that I drew in the center on the bottom.
Here’s a few tips that I like to use when quilting.
- When it comes to quilting straight lines, a long ruler and a knitting needle are my favorite tools!! I measure and mark where I want my lines to intersect, line up the ruler, and use the knitting needle along the side of the ruler to indent lines into the quilt. I don’t have to worry about pens fading or washing out, and the lines last really well through lots of quilting! I’ve never had to remark lines as I quilt.
- I use the rubber garden gloves for all my quilting. They save my shoulder muscles from the strain of handling the quilt as I wrangle it through my machine.
I am not an expert quilter and I won’t claim to be. There are a lot of fantastic tutorials out there, and right now mine are Christa of Christa Quilts. So HERE’s the link to her FMQ tutorials. 🙂 She’s done some great demos lately that have really helped me up my quilting skills and techniques, so here’s a great place to get started if you want to work on your quilting skills.
The homework for now is to get that quilt quilted! 🙂
If you have questions, or need help getting started, post in the comments below, or in the Facebook group, and I’m more than happy to help you out! I can’t wait to see your progress!!
I did make some quarantine adjustments to the quilt along schedule, so you can check that out HERE. I hope that we can all be able to finish together!
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