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Thread: Glad Press-n-Seal for FMQ, and another related question

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    When using P&S you should only use very open quilting. Also do not use it on a hite quilt or real light colored quilt for that matter . I draw the design on the P&S with a Sharpie, let it dry overnight then place another layer on the dried piece. Helps eliminate little black dots. Ive used it for several years, but only on very open quilting.

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    Also, make sure that you use the regular press and seal, not the freezer type which is even harder to remove. As snipforfun said, a dense design is not a good choice for this technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    If it makes you feel better, I used a red sharpie to mark lines on interfacing, and after sewing them all, I now have a nice red line across the bed of my sewing machine
    this happened to me as well, but i'd used black
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    ive heard people using the telephone pages. rips easily and the price is right.

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    Sulky has a couple of products that you quilt thru and it washes away after. Sulky Solvy I have used. It is clear, but doesn't cling like the press & seal. I've used the Sulky Solvy several times and like it.

    I just bought Sulky Fabric Solvy, which is on the same idea, but is supposed to be clingy like the press & seal, is opaque and comes on sheets you run thru the printer. It also washes away after. I haven't tried it yet. I am hoping it doesn't gum up the needle. It was a bit pricey, so I may only use it for special situations.

    Golden Threads is a cheaper alternative to the Sulky products. I like it and use it sometimes. It's great if you have many blocks to duplicate. You draw the design on one, stack the papers up and "sew" without thread to mark the other pages. Then you pin them to the blocks and follow the dotted line.

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    I liked the idea of using freezer paper. You cut out shapes, iron it on your quilt top and quilt around the shapes. You can lift the shapes up and use them over and over. This wouldn't work for all designs, but you could meander from shape to shape and not have to tear paper out of your stitches.

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    We all have had such different results from products, good thing we keep trying new ones. I have used the Glad press and seal and found it to be great for designs that don't have a lot of detail, otherwise... it's annoying picking out those little teensy pieces of plastic. I have used dollar store tissue & find it tolerable & okay on the pocket book. BUT.... I have to say I have recently used the Gold Paper for a couple things & it is far superior & I will continue to use it. Hope you find something that you really enjoy using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    I liked the idea of using freezer paper. You cut out shapes, iron it on your quilt top and quilt around the shapes. You can lift the shapes up and use them over and over. This wouldn't work for all designs, but you could meander from shape to shape and not have to tear paper out of your stitches.
    Yes, I've used this too for simple shapes, but if you want lines on the interior of your flower.... not so easy!

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    I have used tissue paper and golden threads paper to quilt over and both were easy to take out. Newsprint should work too because it is soft. I have not used Press and Seal because I read controversial reports on it but I can imagine that it would be more difficult to remove. On the paper removal, I keep a pair of tweezers for the stubborn bits.
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    I had red-ish stains on the bed of my Bernina after a church sewing project. My friend Anne did some research and found suggestions for using Williams Lectric Shave Lotion. Hubby had some and I tried it. My machine is sparkling white again and smells good too! One word of caution--try a bit on a cotton ball in a small area first, then after cleaning the whole area, rinse with a water-dampened cotton ball. Also, be careful not to get any liquid in the works.
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