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Old 07-13-2011, 04:54 PM
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When quilting by machine do you start in the middle and work your way out like you do when you hand quilt? I'm going to use 505 Adhesive Spray and depending on how comfortable I am with that will dictate whether I also pin it. This is my first time machine quilting.
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Yep!
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by okiepastor
Yep!
Thanks! Just wanted to make sure. :-)
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Originally Posted by KimS
When quilting by machine do you start in the middle and work your way out like you do when you hand quilt? I'm going to use 505 Adhesive Spray and depending on how comfortable I am with that will dictate whether I also pin it. This is my first time machine quilting.
For me, the answer is, "it depends." If the quilt is small-ish, i.e. baby quilt, and I have used 505 spray, I start quilting where ever the quilting pattern dictates. Often, I will stitch in the ditch along a border first to stabilize the whole thing and then proceed from there. If the quilt is larger, I find that 505 doesn't hold well enough to suit me. In that case I hand baste securely, and then quilt, usually starting near the middle.

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I always start from the center. When I spray baste I use a few pins too. It makes me feel more secure. :)
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:12 PM
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I usually still put a few pins around the edges, just to be sure. :D:D:D
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Start in the middle.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:27 PM
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Sharon Schamber says if you baste the quilt her way it doesn't matter where you start...
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by virtualbernie
Sharon Schamber says if you baste the quilt her way it doesn't matter where you start...
So how does she say to baste?
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Originally Posted by KimS
Originally Posted by virtualbernie
Sharon Schamber says if you baste the quilt her way it doesn't matter where you start...
So how does she say to baste?
yeah. Wondering that too. Didn't find anything on a search.

DUH! Never mind ... I was spelling "basting" wrong!! Yeah - had Schambers right - basting was wrong!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
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