Ok, so when my Mom taught me to use a sewing machine She taught me to 'anchor' the stitches at the start and end by doing a few backward stitches when you start and finish any line (back -tacking?)
When I did a baby quilt and echo quilted inside each of the patchwork squares, I did this, because I knew there wouldn't be any overlapping seams to anchor the start and end of the stitching. Is this the correct way to secure the start and end of your stitching when you are starting to sew in the middle of a quilt? Is it really necessary as I didn't like the way the overlapped stitching showed as a bit thicker than the rest of the line?
I hope I have explained my query ok, as always your help would be appreciated