Quilting with Painters Tape

Going through my works-in-progress pile, I decided I wanted to quilt up my Elevated Abstractions project using Violet Craft’s pattern. For precise straight-line walking-foot quilting, painters tape is my favorite technique. It has the perfect amount of tack to reuse a few pieces over and over and it allows for a precision that I personally can’t get with any of the other techniques that I’ve tried where my mind easily wanders. So give it a whirl if you haven’t before.

I used the one inch thick option for this project but it also comes in a two inch width!

I space the tape one inch apart and reuse the strips as I go.

Quilting at 2.8mm, right along the edge of the tape. I do all the lines on one side and then flip the quilt around to do the other, so I’ll always be quilting on the same side of the tape. This keeps the fabric from shifting!

If you’re super careful you can reuse the same strips over and over again to avoid being wasteful! I save mine by gently placing in along a box or poster board to use for future projects! Talk about sustainable!

Viola! Look at those straight lines! Seriously makes me giddy to get such precise without the hassle of using a friction pen or a haira marker!

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For precise straight-line walking-foot quilting, painters tape is my favorite technique. It has the perfect amount of tack to reuse a few pieces over and over and it allows for a precision that I personally can’t get with any of the other techniques that I’ve tried where my mind easily wanders. So give it a whirl if you haven’t before.

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