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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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    You can buy a thin interfacing type fabric meant for pattern making that is marked with one inch squares. It is very lightweight and could be snipped however you wanted for tying quilts. Somewhere in my treasures I have a couple that I actually bought years ago and they actually worked well.

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    I love that idea, my grandma always tied her quilts so i like to do the same.
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    That is so cleaver great idea I will have to remember it.

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    I've marked this tip for future use. Great idea.

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