Your question: What is the best way to mark a quilt for hand quilting?

Can you use a pencil to mark a quilt?

You can always draw your measurements out on your fabric with a regular pen, pencil or marker, but if you want the freedom to only temporarily mark on your fabric, using a marking pencil made for fabric is your best bet.

How close should quilting lines be?

Warm and Natural

While this is not an all-inclusive list, quilting lines 2″ apart should be adequate. P.S. While batting manufacturers recommend quilting distances of up to 8″ to 10″, if your quilt will be washed or heavily used, do consider adding more quilting stitches than that.

How many inches should be between quilts?

Most batting requires quilting at least 8 or 10 inches, but I’m going to recommend you overachieve a little bit: quilt every 4 inches.

Do you Backstitch when quilting?

Start quilting – Don’t build up thread.

Don’t stitch in place. Don’t backstitch.

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