Not really, just couldn't think of a different post title. The only bend I am going around is this one -
|Please, no comments about tension,
drunken lines, and the like.
The imperfections shine out in this photo.
That is a photo of the back of Singing the Blues. I realised that I love the orange thread, but I don't have enough of it. So I searched and I searched online for the same shade actually available to buy. I found it, but it does mean that I cannot complete the quilting until the thread arrives.
So I am going to pick your brains as well as pick out a few threads. Yesterday I talked about wrinkles and those of you who know more than me let me in on a little secret. When doing straight line quilting to always start from the same edge. This went against everything I thought as I always tried to alternate thinking that would balance things out. Obviously I am wrong because I took out a row of particularly bad stitching and did it again having taken the advice.
Other's of you were like me and didn't know this secret either. So, I was wondering, for all of us who live somewhere we can't get to quilt classes, or have circumstances that prevent it - would you all who know all impart some of your wisdom for us, please?!
Start from the same edge. Okay, we got that. How about stitch length. I seldom play with it, but got to thinking that a longer stitch length might be a good thing. Would it be a good thing? If so, how long is the right long? What else? What else should we all know to get by on the basics for straight line quilting?
Please tell all.