I get really nervous about marking on my quilts.
Temporary markers (like water-soluble pens) disappear quickly in the humidity here.
Chalk marks disappear quickly in the time a quilt gets moved around on my sofa while I quilt it.
And the idea of marking on my quilts with anything permanent gives me the willies.
So pretty much as soon as I started quilting, I started looking for ways to do it without marking on my quilt at all. 🙂
In this video I show you the two techniques I use over and over again.
I use painters tape as a guide for all straight lines. Those can be parallel lines, squares, diamonds, stars – anything made of straight lines.
For curves I cut the shape out of felt and stitch along the edge.
This is the second video in a series of three. You can find the Hand Quilting Basics video here. The Big Stitch Quilting video (my favorite!) is here. 🙂