Today’s Topic: Quilt Outlining Four Ways and MORE Quilting Sale!
Welcome to Week Twenty One of The Better Machine Quilt-a-long based on my book 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting.
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When quilting a pieced or highly patterned block, simple is best! If you’ve spent a lot of time piecing, the best way to show that off is with simple quilting, like outlining. I’ve created a short video available for you to highlight four simple outlining techniques:
- Stitch in the Ditch
- Complex Contour
After you choose the outlining style, you will also need to consider the most efficient quilting path. There are usually multiple paths that will work and they are highly dependent on your quilt block. You will need to practice on a vinyl overlay or import a photo of the block to a computer app. (I use the Procreate App on my Ipad.)
Make a simple bar quilt with a variety of common blocks. See page 106 of 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting)
In my quilt above, I pieced rows:
2 1/2 inch (cut size) squares ( 2 rows of 11 blocks)
2-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch flying geese (1 row of 11 blocks)
2-1/2 inch (seam allowance included) half square triangles (2 rows of 11 blocks)
2-1/2 inch x 23 (cut size) strips (4 strips)
Create your own bar quilt! It’s easy to make this quilt longer. Perhaps Christmas or Hanukkah fabrics? (remember 50 days…)
Once you’ve tried the four outlining techniques, try them on a quilt in YOUR collection!
Outlining works for any shape block…stars, complex diamonds, anything!
Just remember to work out a quilting path before you start quilting and review Quilt Traveling Methods to move from block to block without tying off.
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