I have been revisiting one of my Craftsy Classes, Quilting Using your Walking Foot.
This is a great class. I thought I had done everything there was to be done with this but I was wrong. There is so much that I have missed or just thought I didn't need to know. So for my little boxes that are based on a 10" square I have gone back and re-looked at everything again. The size of the square is just right to sample each technique without having to stitch a whole quilt.
There has been a problem however. I got so carried away with having perfect quilting I invented another way of making the box. I ended up with the quilted square before I had sewn the sides. Lovely accurate sewing but I have missed an important step.
Solution, bind the edges. A bit of extra work but it does give more body to the edges and the box sits better and my levels of concentration keep improving. The next technique was cross hatching on the straight and the bias. I continued with the bound edges and found that the extra quilting gave the fabric even more body.
I then have started playing around with the size of the boxed corners to get different effects.
I need to make 20 of the boxes for Easter gifts. I think there will be far more variation of quilting than that. This class at first appeared so basic but there is just layers on layers within it. The great thing is that I can go back and keep playing the lessons over again and again. Really worth the money I paid for them.