2-Cent Tuesday

Hello Friends, it’s Tuesday again! I hope your week got off a great start. So, how are you dealing with your UFOs and WIPs? Click HERE if you missed my post last week on my thoughts on UPOs vs. WIPs.

I managed to get one more block (last one) done for my WIP Just Add Shortcake quilt, and now the next step is to sew the blocks together to make the quilt top happen. Pattern is available HERE.

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Now for today’s two cents… you know how we are supposed to anchor down the quilt at the edge in domestic machine quilting? For a long time, I would lengthen my straight stitch and sew. But even with a walking foot, sometimes, I end up with wonky corners — just because from sewing straight over a large distance (and as a result fabrics being scooted along in the sewing process). Now I do large zig-zags instead of long straight stitches — the result is no more wonkiness!

And that’s my 2-cents — it’s now your turn! I shall catch up with you later!

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7 thoughts on “2-Cent Tuesday

  1. Wow! What a great idea! It’s a “Why didn’t I think of that?” I’m not sure if what I am working on count as WIPs or UFOs. I’ve had the fabrics, I’ve even laundered them, and for two of them, the pieces are even cut out. I am working on three GKid graduation quilts that are due this May and June. I’m not sure why I have procrastinated for so long when I had LOTS of time at the beginning and during Covid. Oh well, there may be some burning of midnight oil, but I will persevere and get them done. What a joy to be working on quilts for my special G-kiddos!! 😁❤️❤️❤️

  2. Thanks for sharing this great tip! I’m going to try it the next time as I always do get those wonky corners.

  3. Quick question: do you do the zigzag during stabilizing phase or after you’ve finished quilting???
    Great idea, btw.
    Deb

  4. This is a great tip. I use my White Machine that I installed on the dining room table ahhahaa and I have a walking foot on that machine. good for the puffy layers. I should be quilting some quilts but I do not have time…. You have excellent tips Wendy. zig zag is so much better. I really do not know why I have not done that.
    I read some blog, where someone serged the edge of her quilt. I do not have a serger. It does not look like a machine I should be using with all of those threads and knives.
    Happy Wednesday Wendy
    I am doing chores today, I cant find my magic wand!!

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