Quilting Tip!

I use templates with my long arm and this tip pertains to that, but it could also be used for rotary rulers and templates as well. This tip was shared with me by Deb over at Quilts N Things Done by Betty Boop.

Here is a border on a quilt I recently quilted. I used a swag template made by Handi Quilter to achieve this design.

Most of my long arm rulers I want to slide over my quilt top. But some templates I want to stay in a very specific spot, so they need a little griping help. For that, I use a little Mob Grip. This product is designed for use on skateboards.


I just cut little bits, maybe a quarter inch, and place it on the back of the template. It has a peel and stick backing. I use 2-3 little bits on each.


I bought this roll on Amazon and it will probably last forever.  Just for fun, here is a little video of me stitching out this border design. I hope it works!


Stop by Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see more tips and tricks! Also linking up with Quilting Mod for Lessons Learned

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Quilting Tip!

  1. ~Deb` says:

    Gorgeous quilt and quilting, Miss Katy – and that skateboard gripper stuff works great, doesn’t it?

    Happy Quilting!
    ~Deb

  2. Quiltmouse says:

    Thanks for the video & tip – always looking for help with my quilting!

  3. Susan says:

    Great idea! And nice border!

  4. Your stitching is so smooth! I haven’t tried using templates yet. You make it look easy.

  5. Terri says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge it is always greatly appreciated. I was curious as to how you did that 🙂

  6. I love the look! I’m always so mesmerized by long arm quilting videos – so cool 🙂

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