I always get questions on cross hatch quilting on my long arm, so I thought I’d share how I do this.
First of all, I have a couple of these “rings” that fit over the wheels on the carriage of my machine. They prevent the head from moving front to back so I can quilt a perfectly straight line from side to side.
I load up my quilt and start making lines from side to side. I wanted my lines to be about 3/4 inch apart. So I set my stitch regulator to 12 stitches per inch.
At the end of each row, I gently pulled the machine forward for 9 stitches. Even with the rings on the carriage, you can still force it to move by pulling firmly on the machine. After advancing for 9 stitches, the equivalent of 3/4 of an inch, I start sewing another line.
After I’ve done all the lines in one direction, I take the quilt off the frame and reload it. Then I follow the same process to create the crossing lines. By the way, I used Superior Mono Poly thread in the top and Magnaglide Classic in cream in the bobbin.
I love seeing the difference in a top before and after quilting!
What a difference! Have a great day!