February 09, 2023

Every time I teach my Layers & Lines lecture students say the same thing at the end: "I'll never look at a quilt the same way again!" Here are a few new ideas I've added to that lecture recently that can help you decide how to quilt your next quilt.1 If your quilt has an allover piecing design, quilt with an allover quilting design.

2. If your quilt has a block layout, place quilting within boundaries of blocks, sashing & borders. Repeat design(s) in similar block(s).

3. If your quilt contains a representational panel, outline then enhance the pictures with the quilting. Quilt surrounding areas and borders with motifs that complement the panel.

4. If your quilt has a central medallion, build a quilting design around the central element(s) to enhance the design and fill empty space around it.  If you wish, this can spread out into the borders.

If you would like to hear the whole Layers & Lines lecture, click here to see when I'm teaching it next online.

Happy Quilting! ~ RaNae
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