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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Placing a motif using snap to needle - custom quilting

In this video Crystal Smythe demonstrates how to use 'snap to needle' to move motifs and set them in place when doing custom quilting. This is a good method to use when the motif to be stitched isn't going to be very close to the edge of the block. If you have sized it to allow some space between the block perimeter and the stitched motif, this is the fastest method for placing a pattern that will be repeated many times on a quilt. Each block doesn't need to be marked. The space left between the motif and the block perimeter when you first set up the motif, allows for any slight difference in the piecing.