I have only machine quilted a couple of small wall hangings so it wasn't important that the stitching be really sturdy but now I'm doing a baby quilt. I prefer to hand quilt but I'm in a time crunch here.
I'm not very good at free motion quilting yet so I plan to either stitch in the ditch or stitch diagonally in a criss-cross pattern with the walking foot.
Haven't decided yet which of those 2 ways to do it. Have to let the quilt talk to me a little longer.
1. Do I use machine quilting thread in the bobbin too?
2. Why do my machine instructions say not to back stitch with the walking foot?
3. If I can't back stitch how do I secure the thread at both the beginning and end?
Thanks in advance for all the help I know I'm going to get from all of you.