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Thread: Quilting X's

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    When I was working on a rag quilt I had to stitch x's across each block. The first time I did it, I used my ruler and marked it with a pencil (it didn't mark well). After that I just tried to wing it. What I ended up with..some off centered x's. What is the normal process for doing this?

    Thanks.

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    I don't know what normal is, but my suggestion is to use masking tape or painters tape. Tape it right on the quilt top, use is as your guide as you sew a straight line, then pull it off and re-use it for the next line.

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    You can use masking tape as a guide, sew beside the tape...reposition and use again. :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    I don't know what normal is, but my suggestion is to use masking tape or painters tape. Tape it right on the quilt top, use is as your guide as you sew a straight line, then pull it off and re-use it for the next line.
    Sounds pretty normal to me. :) Thanks to both of you!!

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    I use a blue, water removing marking pen. When I toss it in the wash afterwards (cold water) it all comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I use a blue, water removing marking pen. When I toss it in the wash afterwards (cold water) it all comes out.
    What brand do you use?

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    Wing it and have fun. A rag quilt is a fun snuggle thing to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Wing it and have fun. A rag quilt is a fun snuggle thing to enjoy.
    I've got mine all pieced together, but today my scissors decided they didn't want to cut through flannel anymore. So, I've got to find some new ones before I can finish the cutting part.

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    I don't mark the X's. I just sew from corner to corner.

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    frankly as long as you do some quilting in the squares you can do X's or swirls or anything else. don't fret over your X's being off a bit.
    i eye ball them myself.
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