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    Junior Member twinsister2's Avatar
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    Question Cross hatching stitch....

    I am trying to decide on what if any rulers to buy so I can try my hand at doing the cross hatch and curved cross hatch stitch on some quilts. MY QUESTION iS... What rulers or items would you recommend d??? Help

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    I use an 8 1/2" x 24 1/2" Creative Grids ruler. Make the 8" mark first, then work back down the numbers. I've never tried a curved cross hatch. So have you seen a tute on this or a sample somewhere?

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    I use a stencil for crosshatch, not a ruler. I get my stencils from stensource.com
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    I use blue painters tape (as was recommended here) and my regular 8"x24" inch ruler.

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    I have a 5 foot T that I picked up at a garage sale - between that and using a yard stick, I can usually get my line marked. I use it to mark my first line and then I use my quilting bar set to whatever distance I want the lines to be apart and then stitch away. When I finish going one way, I mark my line going the other way and then I'm off stitching again.

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    http://blog.petitdesignco.com/2012/1...-quilting.html scroll down and click on curved cross hatch stitching to see diagrams on ways to do that. lots of info on different stitching in this blog. great!!!

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    Are you refering to grid work on a LAM or DHM, and just need a ruler for marking a quilt? With more info we can give you a better response.
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    I had the exact same question - are you hand quilting or longarming?

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    All you need for cross hatching is a straight ruler - and a curved ruler with 1/4" line for curved cross hatching. It's super simple but extremely effective! I do both on my long arm AND my regular domestic home sewing machine. I mark lines on the quilt for both with the rulers...with the long arm I need to use the ruler for curves but on the sewing machine I just free hand it over the pre-drawn lines.
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