Does it matter where you start quilting?
Start quilting in the middle of the quilt and work your way out. This will eliminate pleats and puckering that may form if you try to work from one side to the other.
Do you quilt before binding?
Binding a quilt is the final step in finishing. Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. This means to attach the front and back, with batting in between.
Do you tie a quilt before binding?
If you want to use strip binding on your quilt’s outer edges, you should tie your knots before you do your binding. On the other hand, if you want to use the pillowcase style (where you sew along the outer edges of your quilt then turn it inside out), you should do your tying after you’re done binding.
Can you machine stitch quilt binding?
Traditionally, binding is sewn by machine to the front of a quilt, turned around to the back and hand sewn. The technique that I’ve developed is a bit different than binding is traditionally done, because I sew the binding on the back of the quilt, flip it around to the front, and then top stitch it down to finish it.
Where do you start free quilt quilting?
Start with the center-most diagonal line and free motion quilt. Flip the quilt 180 degrees and stitch the center-most diagonal line. These two lines of stitching form an “X”. See “How to Machine Quilt” for more information on quilting diagonal lines.
Do you Backstitch when quilting?
Start quilting – Don’t build up thread.
Don’t stitch in place. Don’t backstitch.
Should you always quilt in the same direction?
Avoid Tension Waves and Other Issues!
The solution is to always quilt in the same direction, rather than turn at the end and sew back in the opposite direction. … The quilting lines were all sewn in one direction on the right. Even though you may not want to, it’s also important to go slowly for smooth results.