As I’ve been quilting, I’ve thought of several more tips.
1. I like to use the same thread in both the bobbin and the needle. I think I have fewer problems when they’re the same brand.
2. I never try to stitch in the ditch. My hand is just not that steady so I always stitch on either side of the horizontal seam.
3. I think I’m a pretty accurate quilter but if blocks and seams aren’t exactly the same size, it will be very apparent when trying to quilt. You just can’t pull the top tight enough in one spot without stretching it in another so the tension in the finished quilt may vary. With so many seams as in this quilt top, it’s easy to pull the top out of shape.
4. The minute I hold a corner of the project in one hand, it becomes a quilt to me. I can feel the texture of the 3 layers stitched together and it’s no longer a quilt top, batting and backing. It is now a QUILT!
Good Luck with your straight line quilting. I will bind it and show it to you again.