Audition Quilting Designs Right On the Quilt Top

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Make Your Quilt Top Into a Temporary Dry Erase Board!

Have you ever completed a quilt top only to be stumped by how to quilt it? You may have a few design ideas in mind but how can you tell which one you’ll like best?

Laura from Sew Very Easy has a clever solution. Audition the various options right on the quilt top with a big sheet of plastic (similar to these or these) and dry erase markers. That allows you to easily see what looks best with your quilt. It also let’s you work out the corners and other potentially tricky spots.

Audition Quilting Designs Right on the Top

This idea works well whether you’re planning to quilt by hand, do straight line quilting with your walking foot or do free motion quilting. In fact, by drawing out the design you’ll use when free motion quilting you’ll be building muscle memory to make the quilting itself go easier.

Laura explains her process in the following video. It’s so easy to do and allows you to play with quilting designs until you’ve found the perfect one.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.


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