In this video I show how to do more intricate hand quilting without marking.
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.
Here are all my posts about layering and basting your quilt, and the final round of quilting.
- How to Layer and Baste a Quilt Sandwich
- How to Machine Quilt
- My Favorite Tip for Machine Quilting without Swearing
- How to Quilt a Big Quilt on a Standard Sewing Machine
- What Does It Mean to Start Quilting in the Middle and Work Your Way Out?
- How to Quilt Perfectly Parallel Lines
- Tips for Quilting a Cuddle Fleece Back
- Quilting with Decorative Stitching
Here are all my posts about hand quilting and Big Stitch quilting. I don’t use these techniques with fusible applique or Quilt As You Go, but I LOVE using Big Stitch Quilting with my cheater fabric.
- How to Tie a Knot
- Hand Quilting Basics – traditional hand quilting
- Hand Quilting without Marking
- Big Stitch Quilting
- How to Quilt All the Way to the Edge
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