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Thread: Quilting on the Diagonal?

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    Junior Member alices's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever tried to quilt a quilt on the diagonal? I'm thinking of trying it, but not sure if it would work.

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I have. I think it is called cross hatch - not sure. I do start in the middle & work out & don't go in the same direction each row.

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    I have too, I marked diagonal lines on my quilt with a pencil that brushed off after the quilting was complete, and started from the middle and worked out, and sewed in different directions for each row....I kept holding my breath ... so my tip is to remember to breath...please
    post your finished quilt.....

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    I do it alot. I use different widths of blue painters tape to lay out the grid and sew along the edges of the tape.

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    Are you asking about loading the quilt on the diagonal? I've seen folks do chenille blankets loaded that way. The backing is still loaded straight.

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    I am assuming that you are speaking of machine quilting. I often use the diagonal method using tape for marking when handquilting. It makes a nice finished product. I have never tried it on a machine.

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    I enjoy this look, have done this hand quilting, DSM, and on my long arm free hand, and now computerized!
    way easier with the computer.

    I really love this look, and enjoy the process of quilting by hand!
    Enjoy!

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    I haven't tried it, I sew on the Juki TL98QE or Baby Loc Jane.

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    I have machine straightline quilted diagonal. (Not FMQ).

    It was a half log cabin laid in rows (so was diagonal) I quilted the opposite diagonal. A throw size.

    At the time, I had no walking foot. It worked fine. No puckering.

    I think since the fabric was all on bias, there was enough give to let the machine do what it needed to do.

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    I have done FMQ on the diagonal. I used chalk to mark lines about 10" apart and then quilted on each side. Turned out very nice.

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