How do you go about marking your straight-line channels and grids?
Question 1: I am about to mark my quilt top. One section, the pillow top, has a wide section that will be channeled using a V shape. The point of the V starts in the middle and fans out. My problem with is is that I don't have a ruler long enough. I have painter's tape to use, but since my ruler is short I don't know how to get it straight and not have a bow in it. Ideas?
Question 2: There are 4 (20-inch) blank blocks that will have a motif that surrounds a large middle that is a grid. I'm guessing painters tape there too?
Is there an easier way to do all of the above? I'm all about easier/quicker. LOL
This is my first time to do either channels or grids and I'm curious as to how all of you handle such issues.