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Old 04-29-2013, 07:10 AM
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keep track of where you are quilting on a log cabin? I am SID on this one, and man it is hard to keep track of where you have been and where you need to go!

Any great hints out there??????

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:12 AM
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never did it but how about placing some painter's tape over the quilt and remove it as you need to SITD?

It should not leave any residue.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:07 AM
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Are you machine or hand quilting? In hand quilting I just leave a thread tail when I stop quilting a line. If machine quilting use painter's tape to mark the spot as mentioned. If you can't find the spot, find it on the back and put a pin through to the front and then mark.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:14 AM
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I am machine quilting. I will try the painters tape. Thanks. It just seems like I get started on a long seam and there is that other seam. I keep losing my place 😔
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:18 AM
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I use pins to mark where I'm not to stitch.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:03 AM
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i always start from the middle & work my way out on any quilting project, as i learned years ago from books. it is easier for me to remember where i am and what i need to stitch next. when i am quilting, i do ocassionally start down a path already traveled while doing sid, i stop ...find where i should be by looking at back of quilt re-start. after all done, i go over the back side snipping threads, removing unsatisfactory areas of stitching and duplicate stitch lines. i place pins on missed lines & areas i have removed stitching and need to re-do.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:12 AM
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I sometimes use chalk to mark where I want to "travel" to next with my quilting. Its easy to get lost on a log cabin( especially scrappy no specific fabric to follow it path) on a domestic machine. Sometimes I use pins to help me map my way.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:48 AM
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I use a large safety pin (quilt pin) with a piece of wildly colored fabric on it, can see it at a glance and saves me time and stress.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:51 AM
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There are some good ideas here! I will keep them in mind for my next log cabin.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:04 AM
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I just did FMQ on the log cabin quilts I have made. Easy to see where I need to quilt, pins are still in the quilt. When all pins are out, I know I'm done.
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