Craft Ideas for Adults | 23 January 2017Quilting Essentials: Marking Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Thinking about making your first quilt? There are tons of different tips, tricks and techniques to learn, and that’s where Quilting Essentials comes in handy! Here’s an easy tutorial showing you how to mark a design on your fabric while making a quilt. Quilting designs should be marked on the quilt top, unless the design follows the piecing or appliqué lines, as in echo or outline quilting. Test the marking tools on the fabrics in the quilt top before marking. Be sure the marks can withstand handling, folding, and rolling, and that they can be thoroughly brushed, erased, or washed away after quilting. It is easier to mark the quilt top before the layers are basted together. Place the quilt top on a hard, flat surface and draw or trace the design accurately with a clear, thin line. If you are using a template to mark the design on a border, mark the corners first. If a design of repeating motifs does not fit, adjust the length of several motifs as necessary. You can use a single motif at the corners of the border or mark intersecting lines of channel quilting (page 27) to form a grid. Buy from an Online Retailer US: Learn how to machine-quilt the easy way with lots of photos! Are you curious about quilting but don’t know a fat quarter from a batt? With this booklet, you can learn all of the basic steps of machine quilting: cutting, piecing, pressing, layering with batting and backing, basting, various methods of quilting, and binding. Taught step-by-step with lots of clear photos, this essential guide is a great addition to any quilter’s library. It will become the reference you reach for so much, you might want to keep it right by your machine! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.