Somehow, that last post got published before I was finished but maybe it was getting too long anyway. Lol.
I’m very particular about how I mount my quilt tops and backing. It doesn’t take but a few minutes more and I get much better results. In addition to using the cable wraps for holding the ends of the leaders together, I also use them to keep a straight line on each side of the quilt top and backing so that when I roll it onto the pole, the edges stay where they should be and it’s much easier to keep the edge of the quilt as it should be when I’m working.
One more tip is one that I learned from Angie at HomeQuiltingSystems on Yahoo. Because my Juki has a very limited throat space for quilting and when I’m working I tend to forget that, I need a visual line to remind me where to stop. Blue painter’s tape is great for this. It can be re-used many times and one length will probably last through a whole quilt. For this quilt that I’m currently working on, I measured 4″ from the top of the bottom swirl and placed the painter’s tape at that point.
I think that’s all for today. I’ll post pictures of this quilt when I get it off the frame and also pics of Chart Your Course and another quilt I’ve finished this week.