I’m Swooning

I’ve long been a fan if the Swoon Block! It’s fun to make and has big impact. This quarter, I’m teaching the block at Studio Stitch & Linderella’s:) I made my sample for Studio Stitch into a pillow. I used Tula Pink Saltwater!

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I thought I’d share a straight line quilting tip with y’all! Sometimes, when I’m straight line quilting, I am using the seams as a guide for a line but I want to continue across an area staying true to the line without a seam as a guide. I have a lot if trouble with marking because the halo that a lot of marking tools leave makes me crazy!

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I use my metal seam guide ruler and lay it across the unmarked area.

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And then I just sew along the edge of the ruler! This way, I stay straight and don’t leave any residue.

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Do y’all have any other tips for this situation? What do you like to mark with?
Here some close ups of my finished pillow:)

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This baby is off to Studio Stitch this week!
In other news, I hope you’ve all entered my Happy 100 GIVEAWAY! In the midst of the commenting frenzy, I passed another milestone! I got my 1.000th comment on the blog!! Congratulations Shauna Trueblood, you’re going to get a little surprise in the mail!! I’ll email you:)

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xo LC

6 thoughts on “I’m Swooning

  1. such a great tip– i’ve tried this with an acrylic ruller but due ot the thickness it doesn’t work that well. I do like hte new frixion pens — they don’t seem to leave residue.

  2. This is sooo beautiful! Love the fabric, love the colors! Wish I didn’t have to wait until June. Ugh. I have a Hera Marker that I use sometimes. Don’t know if this is right situation for it…

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