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Thread: Quilt Marking

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    Quilt Marking

    Please tell me there's an easier way to quilt X's on blocks, without marking them all!!! I am working on a simple scrap lap quilt, 6 blocks x 7 blocks. I just want to X the blocks. Any ideas!!!
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    If you're not hung up on having straight lines, you can quilt curved x's and pretend that's what you wanted all along. They'll look great!

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    You could try masking tape - just don't leave the tape on overnight.

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    There is a special tape on the market that is made for quilting but painter's tape works too. You could also eyeball the lines. I've done one where I used a thin ruler and a hera marker to "draw" the line (or rather make an imprint of the line).
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    I use a walking foot but I always eyeball the lines. Works fine for me.

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    how big are your blocks? you could "mark" a line (an indentation) on them with a Hera marker. I know, it's still marking but nothing to wash out or erase.

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    I'd use tape - masking tape sticks better to fabric in my opinion better than painters tape. Just use a piece a bit longer that your block and then you can just line up the edges of the tape with the points of your block then press it down.

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