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Thread: Easy way to mark quilt for tying

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    Easy way to mark quilt for tying

    This is the quickest way I've found to "mark" a quilt for tying. I purchased 1 yard of 1" squares of gingham. Place a mark in the middle of all the squares where I want a tie, mine are 3" apart. Next cut the center of each marked square, I used pinking shears. Lay the gingham on top of the quilt sandwich and pin it in the corners and the middle with some long pins. Name:  b5fefacb-308a-45fa-8821-af957be258a0.jpg
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Size:  81.9 KB Here's a close up. This is the first time I use it and it's been working well. The gingham has stayed in place and I don't have to worry about erasing any marks.
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    That's a good idea.

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    Great idea! Love tied quilts. That's one for the "tutorials" section!
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    Very interesting. Quilters can always come up with new ways to accomplish great things.

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    what a great idea!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Very clever. I just cut out a square of felt. So say I want my ties 4" apart, I cut a 4" square of felt. The felt stays put on the quilt. I lay it down, put a tie next to each corner of the felt square. Then I move my square, lining up two corners with two previous ties.

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    You can also use that thin interfacing that is marked in one inch squares for pattern making.

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    That's a great idea. I must remember it as I like tied quilts. They remind me of home.

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    This is a great idea; thanks for sharing it!

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    Great idea...Thanks ..

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