How does a quilting rack work?
A quilting frame is a large structure that holds all three parts of the quilt: the quilt top, the batting, and the backing. The frame acts as a pair of helping hands, keeping the quilt taut as you work. Frames are commonly used with hand quilting, but they can also be used with machine quilting.
How close do you tie a quilt?
Before threading your needle, decide where you want to place your ties. Most batting requires quilting at least every 8″ or 10″, when you are tying a quilt I recommend that you keep that number closer to 4″ or 5″ since these ties are just single places of stability holding the quilt layers together.
Do you tie a quilt before or after binding?
If you want to use strip binding on your quilt’s outer edges, you should tie your knots before you do your binding. On the other hand, if you want to use the pillowcase style (where you sew along the outer edges of your quilt then turn it inside out), you should do your tying after you’re done binding.