Well the topic of this post are gridlines (or page lines). If you have a lot of block stitching to do and you are parking your threads there are sometimes some nasty lines showing up between the columns or pages. The reason is that the tension in the stitches at the right edge of the column/page is sometimes different from the tension on the left edge, so a line forms. I have this problem on my Kreimhild, when I changed from cross country to parking (didn't have a idea about those lines then):
(if you look at the close up you can see the lines)
Some people say that those lines will disappear when you wash the project and let it soak for a while, but I am not entirely sure about that (maybe I didn't let it soak long enough) so avoiding these line in the first place would be something.
So I read about doing a zik-zak line instead of a straight line:
I tried this with Kreimhilds Revenge and it looks really good so far and I guess I will continue with this. It was a bit complicated at first because I tended to skrew up my markings on the chart, but I thinks it's working now.The tension between left and right edge of the column may still be different but since the line all have a different length now the line disappears =)
I'm using this technique now whenever I come across block stitching and I can only recommend doing this if you have trouble with grid oder page lines =) Maybe this is helpful for some of you =)