Lock Down

While I am working on quilting a few quilts, I thought I would share a step of my process. I have used this technique to limit the amount of squaring up I have to do later.
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By zig zag basting down the edges right after basting my quilt, I don’t have to deal too much with my quilts getting out of square in the quilting process. It also lets me get a bunch of pins out right away so I don’t have to dodge them later.
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I love when a plan comes together :)

(If you are interested, here are the settings on my machine for the zig zag stitch. It’s just a bit longer than normal to save on thread.)
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5 Responses to Lock Down

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    prsd4tim2 says:

    Great idea! I noticed that Sarah did something similar on your Swoon, so I believe you’re onto something. I’ll have to try it.

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    I’m going to start quilting a new quilt soon, I think I’ll try this… thanks Amanda :)

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    Sarah says:

    Thankyou for the tip. I haven’t tried this before but I have a stack of tops waiting to be quilted to try it on.

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    prsd4tim2 says:

    I just wanted to say that I tried it and it is awesome! Why didn’t I think of this??? Thanks for such a great tip!

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    nancy says:

    I zig zag my quilts too but after quilting! I will definitely give this a go on the next one. Thanks!