Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Quilting Question

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    16
    When you actually do the quilting on a project do you have to quilt both horizontally and vertically? Can you just sew in one direction? Will the batting bunch up if I quilt 4 inches apart and just vertically?

    I don't know what possessed me to try something beyond by exlperience level. So now I'm stuck. I used a lot of scraps to make a zig-zag pattern. Now I'm not sure how to quilt it. I've only done stitch in the ditch on previous projects.... still a beginner.

    Any thoughts would be very helpful

    thanks in advance

  2. #2
    moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,968
    If I am machine quilting, i sandwich the quilt top/batting/backing using spray basting and anchor it down each side. I quilt in both directions so that there is no shifting. I found sewing in the same direction can cause it to shift in the direction you are sewing.

    Hope this helps... :)

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    16
    Thanks,

    It does help.


    Alice

  4. #4
    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Humboldt County, California
    Posts
    1,728
    To aid you when you are having to stitch "away from the ditch" you can put a piece of blue painter's tape on your quilt top and then stitch beside it. We used this technique on a quilt to help us have somewhat straight quilting lines through out the quilt in both directions. There was no one seam that went the whole way to follow!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.