I am making my first "real" quilt at the moment and I'm starting to get the blocks together.
I found some hlepful youtube videos on using a rotary cutter, doing the binding and some other tips, but nothing on the quilting part.
I would like to keep costs down rather than taking it to a professional so I am hoping I can do this on my home machine - a janome memorycraft 7500
So far I think that the process is that you lay out the top, bottom and batting, and leave enough batting and bottom incase of a little shrinkage. Then the whole lot is pinned with safety pins starting from the centre out.
Then is it ok to put this through my sewing machine?
How do you do things like straight lines if you're in the centre of the quilt and have no machine lines to help line everything up?
Any tips for tackling this? I dont' want to ruin my quilt top when I get up to this stage.
It would be great if there are any tutorials available, especially video tutorials.
And here is one of the blocks I have done so far.