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Monday, April 28, 2014

Using Line Pattern for custom quilting.

In this video I (Helen) am working on a Milky Way quilt. I wanted to custom quilt it so decided to create and use a line pattern to make the custom quilting as simple as possible.  Instead of stitching individual motifs in each pinwheel/star with many starts and stops, the line pattern stitches continuously making just one start and stop per row.  I decided I needed to add stitch in the ditch, which I did manually.  I talk a little about how I created the pattern I use, show how to restart after a thread break and how I compensated for fabric draw up.

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