How to Fix Quilting Mistakes Without Ripping Out

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The Principles Work for Both Straight-Line and FMQ Quilting!

Have you ever been quilting along and gone off course? Rather than tear it out consider these tips for making mistakes disappear. Well, they may not exactly disappear but chances are they’ll be virtually unnoticeable once the quilting is done.

In the following video Angela Walters provides several “magic tricks” for making quilting mistakes disappear. While they’re specific to free motion quilting, the same principles will work nicely with straight-line quilting, as well.

How to Fix Quilting Mistakes Without Ripping Out

One point to keep in mind the next time you make a mistake is that people will notice a gap in the quilting before they’ll notice a mistake. The solution is often to keep going while incorporating the mistake.

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

If you know the mistake is going to bother you and you do decide to tear it out, take a look at “How to Tear Out Machine Quilting More Quickly”.


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