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Thread: Glad Press and Seal for marking quilts

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    I had not considered the warrenty issue either and am very glad you brought that up. While it sounds like a wonderful technique, I think I'll just force myself to struggle through and get better at my machine quilting, or at least better at marking my quilts, or both.
    ~Tiffany

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    I am in the process of using it on my quilt and will NEVER do it again. Here are the pro's and con's based on my experience.

    Pros
    I chose it because I thought it would adhere and the marking would "last" as long as I needed it to when working on a trapunto design and then still stay there to be machine quilted...it did and worked very well.

    I used a sharpie to mark the design and that worked very well also.

    My machine is ancient..so warranty is not an issue.

    Its pretty easy to remove when finished, yet doesn't slide at all on the quilt, so your design stays exactly where you put it.

    Cons

    It has "gummed" up my machine and I have to clean it after every section to be able to sew.

    The sticky stuff on the wrap sticks to the needle and you have to peel it off VERY frequently.

    It has somehow messes with my machine inside so that when I am sewing on top of it, my thread balls up, frayes and I can't sew any further than about 3" before I have to stop, cut, rethread machine. Very hard to get any kind of rhythm going and/or to get anything done.

    I'll never use it again and I'll go back to using roll vellum (drafting paper) and or just marking on my quilt top if I can't do it free hand.

    Hope this answers you question. If you'd like to see it on the quilt, its posted under "need corner help"

    Patti

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    Thanks for sharing youe experience - it sure SOUNDED like a good idea.

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    It may still be a good idea for those who hand quilt. It would create no problems with any machine and if it stays in place so well, then there would be no need to use velum paper and pins or even drawing directly on the quilt with markers that may not come out. Has anyone tried it?

    Connie

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    I really appreciate your sharing your experience with us Patti. Thank you! I've passed your comments along to the group of ladies I was talking to yesterday about this new method.

    I hand quilt and I definitely would not use this method for hand quilting. I can tell you without trying it that I would not enjoy the feel of the plastic up against my hand. I lap quilt, which means I do not use a frame, so this method really wouldn't work for me. It may work for someone who uses a frame but I would think simply marking the quilt would be easier. JMO.
    ~Tiffany

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    You know, it sounds tacky, but a roll of toilet paper works very well in the same way but without the gumminess - and any little bits that don't tear away just dissolve in the wash. I like it for borders. I draw out the border on the length of toilet paper, pin it to my quilt sandwich and stitch through it. Scott tissue works best because it is a little more substantial and not so fluffy. I have also used paper napkins. You want the cheapest napkins, unfolded. It really does work well!

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    Well isn't that the most clever idea. Thanks Cathe! I would have never thought of using tp. The product I really like is the gold vellum paper but it sure costs a lot more than toilet paper. I think it's something like $7 a package, about the same as 24 rolls of tp. :lol:

    I'm just going to have to suck it up and learn to free hand machine quilt. Either that or continue to be very anal (or OCD as my husband calls it) and carefully mark everything.
    ~Tiffany

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    I have used that paper. It's nice, but I think it's a little too stiff. The TP is nice because it's soft like fabric. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    I have used that paper. It's nice, but I think it's a little too stiff. The TP is nice because it's soft like fabric. :lol:
    I would think marking it would be the hard part. What do you use?
    ~Tiffany

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    An ink pen.

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