Straight Line Quilting my Friendship Star Quilt


I’ve been sewing, and sewing, and sewing but I’m not finished yet. This is my friendship star quilt that I’m making using the blocks I made with my easy Friendship Star Block Tutorial. The fabrics are from the Grace collection by Anna Griffin. Aren’t they gorgeous?

And I have a silly confession. I used a lot of starch on this quilt top in my final pressing. Magic Premium Starch brand to be exact and it’s got a really strong floral perfume scent. I’m not recommending (or not-recommending it) it, I just have to say that every time I sit down to work on this quilt I see flowers and smell flowers and it’s quite an experience!

As you can see, I chose to do straight line quilting. I really love the way straight line quilting looks and I enjoy doing it so it’s a double-win for me. When I look at my quilt, it reminds me of a song. Like the quilting is this rhythmic beat and the piecing is the melody. I know, it sounds crazy.

I use the seam lines in my piecing as guides and sometimes measure my distance from the nearest seam to make sure I’m not getting too far off track. Here are my tips for doing straight line quilting 4 different ways!

Happy Sewing!

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