Straightline Quilting: Hints and Tips by Tallgrass Prairie Studio

BonBon Break

Straightline Quilting: Hints and Tips by Tallgrass Prairie StudioI love straight line quilting. For me it has a clean, modern feel with a simplicity that I love. The possible combinations of straight lines are endless. Many of you have asked for information on straight line quilting, so I’ve put together a mini tutorial on how I straight line quilt.

I dislike marking quilts. I find that my lines are never quite where I want them to be, so my solution is painter’s tape. I have it in sizes from 1/4″ up to 3″. You can lay sizes next to each other to make whatever distance you choose between your lines. You will also need a walking foot for your machine. The walking foot allows the top and bottom fabrics to feed evenly when you’re quilting. With tape, a walking foot and your imagination, you’re set to go.


ABOUT JACQUIE: I’m Jacquie and I live on the outskirts of the loop in Chicago, IL. I’ve been sewing all my life, but discovered quilting in 2008 and have been obsessively making quilts ever since. Chicago is my new home as of September 2011. I am a midwest girl and my blog name comes from the Tallgrass Prairie which is near my former Kansas home. I sew in a 9′ x 10′ studio in my apartment. I do my best to fit all my fabric and everything I need into my small space. I have two sewing machines.  I do most of my sewing on my Bernina 820 and I have a back up Bernina that I use for piecing when my big Bernina is tied up with quilting.

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