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Quilting from the Center Out to the Edges – a video tutorial

detail of modern quilt block in grey, orange, and purple with diagonal quilting lines

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What does it mean to start quilting in the middle and work your way out?

I get this question a LOT – so I made a video showing the answers.

That’s right – answers. Plural.

Because the answers are different depending on whether you’re quilting by hand or by machine!


Happy quilting!

Wendi Gratz from Shiny Happy World


  1. Sarah SAYS...

    Thank you so much! I am getting ready to start machine quilting my first quilt and was wondering about this exact thing. I plan on doing the vertical lines that you demonstrated. Perfect timing. Thanks!

  2. Barbara SAYS...

    I was thinking the same thing. For someone who is new to quilting they would have been confused by “the center,” but you very well explained it at the end.
    Thank you!