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Do I start quilting in the middle of the block? Answered

I am new to quilting and am trying the quilt-as-you-go technique. When quilting the blocks, do I start in the middle of the block, or can I start anywhere I want to? 

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rickharris
rickharris

3 years ago

I am no expert, although I do know one!

But much depends on the pattern. You can in principle start anywhere as long as you can keep track of your patter and progress but for symmetrical patterns radiating from the centre it may be easier to start in the middle and work out.

enjoy your quilting. A a hint start with something small and work up to that haitloom bedspread you always wanted.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

3 years ago

Hmmm. Only from second hand experience - watching my wife, no, you can start where you want, provided you have basted (pinned) the parts together, so the outer and inner can't slip.