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Thread: Okay, I try to find an easier way....a trick

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    Okay, I try to find an easier way....a trick

    I have only been quilting a year after retiring and started the mystery quilt with McCall's Quilting. Got to part 3 yesterday and found that I was suppose to draw lines diagonally on the little squares to sew them to the big block but I kept thinking there had to be an easier way (now if this trick has already been shared, I have never seen it) so I pinned the blocks on and then put a piece of painter's tape on the bed of the sewing machine with the edge of the tape measured right down from the needle. Then, I began sewing from the diagonal corner to the other corner, keeping it lined up with the painter's tape. It worked perfectly, check out the three pictures. If someone already came up with this, thank you, if not I just discovered it. I got all 80 corners done perfectly!!! Here are the pictures.
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    Great idea!!! We all can use a new way of trying things!

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    I used this method when making my Hunters Star quilt. Works great and really goes fast! Please post a picture of your quilt. I just bought the last magazine today!
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    I had never seen that before Thanks I am always looking for a new way to do things

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    great tip thanks for sharing with us
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    thanks for the great tip. glad you got your sewing perfect
    Nancy in western NY

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    digging out the painters tape as i type. love this idea. BRILLIANT!!!!!

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    I've done that before too. It works great!!! I like using tape for marking lines on my machine.
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    Heather

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    I have seen that tip many times and I have it in a book or so. I am glad you just tried it and it works great for you.
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    Duct tape for the guys and blue painters tape for the quilters. Where would we be without them

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