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Thread: question about straight line quilting

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    question about straight line quilting

    Should it go vertical as well as horizontal or is vertical enough?

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    your quilting should go in both directions- when the recommendations say to quilt every 2"=4" it means every 2"-4" in both directions should have stitching- if you simply (channel stitch) your batting can pull apart & ball up in the channels-so you will have areas with no batting & then gobs of balled up batting...you should follow the recommended quilting distance for your chosen batting & quilt in all directions to that specification...more is ok-less can be a problem.
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    It's better to have quilting in more than one direction, it helps to keep the movement of the layers minimized as well as keeps the batting from felting into one place.

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    Thank you KCcowl, I use painters tape.. keeps my lines streight ! have a quilt with lots of applique and 9 blocks.. each block is a bit differantly handled but will keep the channeling in mind ! I hope this one to be used and used and used hard !
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