Precision Pinning – Storm at Sea

This last week I have been teaching a pattern called Smooth Sailing by a fellow Certified Instructor, Pam Goggans. One of the things that makes this such a lovely quilt is all of the points that come together between pieces. The great thing about Studio 180 Design tools is you get a perfect 1/4″ on your units so you don’t lose your points. But what do you do when you have two points that are coming together like you have on this quilt? Take a look at my finished wall hanging, a different size of the quilt, adapted by the fabulous CIs over at Running With Scissors.

You can see that there are a lot of points that come together in this quilt. If you lose the points the effect is lost. Here’s a video that talks about precision pinning and pressing. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email under my contact info. Enjoy!


Author: Diana Mann

Hi, I’m Diana of Murgaboo Quilts. I am a quilt instructor at Wish Upon a Quilt in Raleigh, NC. I’m also a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor. I started quilting in 2014 after my husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. It quickly became a passion and five years later I began teaching. I love helping my students learn more about precision piecing and finding joy and fun in their hobby. If you’re interested in taking a class from me check out We offer Zoom classes if you aren’t in NC. I’m also available to present and teach at guilds. Feel free to contact me about guild event pricing.