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Thread: Question about quilting X's in a quilt using a regular machine

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    When you decide to quilt X's ina quilt top... like my Brown Bear Brown Bear baby quilt SHOULD you start in one corner and sew across the quilt diagonally. OR should you do individual X's in the blocks starting in the MIDDLE of the quilt ( as conventional wisdom dictates!) ??

    Here's a pic of Brown Bear so you can see... now I know there won't be much shifting in a baby quilt but I am wondering about doing it in a larger quilt...
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    I tend to draw my diagonal lines from one end of the quilt to the other. .. that way I don't have too many start and stops in my quilt.

    Love your quilt!

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    I tend to start at one corner, then I do the next line going in the opposite direction again, from corner to corner

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    that was my thought too! And since I started using the spray baste I don't have as many puckers.

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    This is opposite of what everyone just mentioned, but I do the straight lines in the middle first - to get the longer/tougher ones out of the way, then the rest seems so much easier.
    Here's the last one I did like that:
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    If the quilt is not too big I mark the lines across the quilt and start with the longest one in the middle of the quilt. I then do the next to one side and continue until that side is done. I then go back to the middle of the quilt and do that side from the middle out. You need to make sure the quilt is very flat, otherwise you will have puckering when you do the other direction. At this time it doesn't really matter where you start, because your quilt is already held in place, but is very important to use the walking foot. Even feed now will prevent your fabric from puckering against the lines already quilted. If it is a large quilt I avoid straight lines at any cost. To me FMQ is easier if the quilt is too big.

    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    If the quilt is not too big I mark the lines across the quilt and start with the longest one in the middle of the quilt. I then do the next to one side and continue until that side is done. I then go back to the middle of the quilt and do that side from the middle out. You need to make sure the quilt is very flat, otherwise you will have puckering when you do the other direction. At this time it doesn't really matter where you start, because your quilt is already held in place, but is very important to use the walking foot. Even feed now will prevent your fabric from puckering against the lines already quilted. If it is a large quilt I avoid straight lines at any cost. To me FMQ is easier if the quilt is too big.

    Maria
    I agree.

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