how to machine quilt your first quilt / beginner quilting instructions
you've used a variety of fabrics in different colors and values
(lights, mediums and darks), try using monofilament thread. Anchoring
stitches are not meant to show. And stitching in the ditch with
monofilament thread is less apt to show.
This type of quilt is arranged with the blocks set in diagonal rows, with or without sashing and/or borders.Corner and setting triangles(pieced or cut from solid fabric) are used to turn the patchwork into a complete square or rectangle.
Continue in this manner until there are no more lines to quilt.
Quilt all of these seams in the same direction. Tie off both ends of
the quilting lines when they begin within the body of the quilt. (see
diagonal sets like Figures 2 & 3, follow this same pattern of
quilting. Start from the closest diagonal line to the center and work
out to the right, rotating and stitching as each group of structural
lines is stitched.
Regardless of how much
quilting your finished quilt has, once you've learned how to machine
quilt to stabilize and anchor the main structural lines, you have the
freedom to move from block to block.