Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Am I Blue?

I have a new favorite quilting tool, and thank goodness Melinda shared this tip with me, I really don't know how I would have gotten this far if I had marked this quilt's grid in a traditional way. So what's my great tool? Blue painter's tape. It comes in all kinds of widths, leaves no residue and can be picked up and moved several times before it is no longer tacky enough to be useful. I have not drawn a single line to quilt this piece. I used a ruler to find the place I wanted to lay the tape for one line of quilting, sewed on each side of the tape and then moved it to the next side of the stitching.

I can't say this is not a lot of work I'm doing. I think it will be about seven more afternoons of sewing before I'm done and ready for binding, but I'm really pleased with how it's coming along. I got nearly one whole corner's worth of gridlines done today, plus some of the anchor lines all the way around the outer part of the quilt. It's great to be sewing again though, after nearly a week off.


Marj said...

What a great tip, I am going to try to remember it the next quilt I do. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

You've done a great job on the quilting! I've used the tape also and it is a great time saver!

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Oh wow what a great tip....thank you for shareing...I would have never have thought of this. Blessing Trish

Carolyn said...

Wow what a great tip. The next baby quilt I do I will try this.
Thanks for sharing. As I slap myself on the forehead and say why didnt I think of that.