Mark First for Crisp Straight Lines!
Classic straight-line quilting is always a great way to finish a quilt. Clean, straight lines are the secret to a beautiful finish. But consistently sewing straight can be a real challenge.
Marking your stitching lines is a great help. But what’s the best way to go about that?
Emily Dennis has written an article that covers how to use four easy tools for marking and sewing straight lines. One or more is sure to help you produce beautiful straight-line quilting.
Our favorite of the bunch is the Hera marker. The slim version is great for getting into tight places, while the standard size works everywhere else. There’s no need to worry about whether or not the line will disappear with this marker.
You may discover your own new favorite once you read Emily’s suggestions. Better yet, you may want to switch between marking methods depending on the project. Just remember that if you choose a marking pen, be sure to always test it on a sample of the fabric you’ll be working on.
Image Source: The photo at the top of the page is from “6 Tips for Straight Line Machine Quilting (a.k.a. Matchstick Quilting)” at Suzy Quilts.
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