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Easy way to mark quilt for tying

Old 03-27-2015, 07:05 AM
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Default 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. [ATTACH=CONFIG]514935[/ATTACH] Here is a picture of the quilt in the quilt frame. [ATTACH=CONFIG]514936[/ATTACH] 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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Old 03-27-2015, 10:06 AM
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That's a good idea.
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:12 AM
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Great idea! Love tied quilts. That's one for the "tutorials" section!
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:00 AM
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Very interesting. Quilters can always come up with new ways to accomplish great things.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:12 AM
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what a great idea!
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:34 AM
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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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Old 03-28-2015, 03:39 AM
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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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Old 03-28-2015, 05:58 AM
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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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Old 03-28-2015, 10:32 AM
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This is a great idea; thanks for sharing it!
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:00 PM
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Great idea...Thanks ..
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