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Thread: Best way to sew quilting lines 1.5 inches from the seam?

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    Senior Member pinkcastle's Avatar
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    Best way to sew quilting lines 1.5 inches from the seam?

    I'm almost to the point of quilting a queen size quilt (my first big quilt!) and what I want to do is stitch-in-the-ditch and then sew lines 1.5 inches from the seams. I have a Juki TL2010Q that came with a walking foot, but it doesn't have a guide. I'm thinking that having a guide will alleviate the need for marking. I have seen that Juki has an adjustable edge guide foot, but would I have trouble with puckers on the back given that it isn't a walking foot? Any suggestions on the best way to do this? Thanks for any help you can give me!

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    I've heard many people use masking tape. Buy some 1.5" wide, tape beside your seam lines, and use that as a guide.
    My walking foot has a place to insert a guide in it (which came separately) - maybe there is something you can attach to yours?
    I would not use the regular foot - definitely an invitation for puckers.

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    Masking or painter's tape is good to stitch beside. If you can't find the width you need, I stick it to my clean Olfa cutting board and rotary cut the width to the size I want. If you get it the exact size for quilting down both sides before moving it, it speeds up the process.

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    I have used blue painter's tape, but...if I am simply following a quilt line I already have sewn, what has worked well for me is to use a book mark and just line it up and sew along the other side of the book mark. I have done this in LOTS of borders.

    It might be a method that works for you?

    Dina

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    Thanks for your replies. I thought about the masking tape idea, but I was trying to avoid the work of putting it on. (I must be getting lazy!) I have used it on smaller quilts and it worked well. Dina, I like your bookmark idea. I think that I'll give that a try.

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    I like using masking tape of different widths to do quilting...it is not hard to place, and can be reused several times. Too bad you don't have a walking foot with guides, because that also works well.

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