juliagraves Posted November 17, 2006 Report Share Posted November 17, 2006 I am new and wondering about when I need to stabilize/SID and when I don't. When I watch Linda Taylor's show, she's always talking about stabilizing the quilt, but seems to assume you know what she's talking about. I've only done 2 small quilts using meandering and they seemed to be fine without any stabilization. They also didn't have borders. I did a search on stabilize and read the posts, which seemed to agree that it was best to stabilize/SID on borders and around sashing, or when doing detail work that may draw up the quilt. Are there some general guidelines beyond this about when to do it and when not to? I would prefer to not SID unless I had to. Also - do people use monofilament for SID, or match the background fabric color? Stitch towards the side without the seam allowance? This forum has been exceedingly helpful - I have picked up so many tips - thank you all! Julia Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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