Quilting in a Straight Line

Really, how hard can it be to quilt in a straight line? Well some of you may recall when you first started quilting, that it was quite hard. If you use grey thread on black fabric and stitch in the ditch, like I attempted, then I can confidently say it is very very hard.

Luckily for me, at the Beginner’s Group I attended on Monday, Phil Thomas provided a lesson on the basics of quilting in a straight line. Phil gave us tips on marking your fabric, following guide lines, monitoring your speed, selecting an appropriate stitch length and most importantly just giving it a go.

After losing count of the number of times I asked Phil or Susan for advice on my work, (which they freely gave every time) I left the meeting feeling that quilting in a straight line might not be too hard. Of course, I did ditch the stitch in the ditch and chose to use rail tracks along the seams instead. Now all I need to do is practice, practice, practice…..

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