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Thread: Glad Press and Seal for marking quilts

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    I just read that one could put the plastic wrap on the quilt, mark it for machine quilting and tear it away after stitching. I think in the All People Quilt site. http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/
    Anyone try it yet? I just put a piece on a quilt I am hand quilting and it seems to stick.

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    I don't think I've heard of this idea. That would be a good idea to try. Thanks for sharing.

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    I haven't tried it, but my quilt class teacher demo'd it for machine quilting in my class last year. Worked good for her.

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    I've used this method and found it to be very easy to use and quick to remove, provided your quilt design is airy and simple. The more detailed it is, the more picking out of little pieces of the Press 'n' Seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme Quilter
    I've used this method and found it to be very easy to use and quick to remove, provided your quilt design is airy and simple. The more detailed it is, the more picking out of little pieces of the Press 'n' Seal.
    What size stitch were you using? I'd love to try this method too.


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    I've never heard of this. What an interesting technique. It sounds like the same principle as the gold tear-away paper. I can see where I might use this technique a lot, especially since I'm drawn to the more intricate quilting designs and am not yet quite comfortable trying to do such things freehand - yet. ;)

    My only concern would be that the needle would punch down tiny bits of plastic, like it does with fabric lint/dust or bits of paper when paper piecing. I wonder how much of a problem this would be and if it is something to consider. Without checking into it, I would think the plastic might cause more problems down in the guts of the machine over time, much more then a build up of regular lint would be, especially since saran wrap sticks. I'd hate to get a piece jammed up in the wrong spot. Anyone else have any thoughts about this?
    ~Tiffany

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    It really does make the job easier and I have used it in the past and love it. But someone suggested to me that it could void the warrantee on my machine. So I contacted Bernina and yes, indeed, they did confirm that. I also wrote to the Glad folks and they also said that it wasn't meant to be used with a sewing machine. Just thought I'd pass the info along - I still love the stuff but won't use it with my machine any more.

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    I've used it and as mentioned earlier if it's a fairly loose pattern (large swirls, writing etc.) there's no problem with it coming out just fine, I did use it on a daisy type pattern & had a heck of a time getting all the tidbits out where the stitching met in the middle. I just use my free motion so there is no actual stitch length. The one great advantage is you just smooth it over your sandwiched block & no pins to stop & remove. However you do need to be sure to use a marker that will not transfer onto the fabric. Sometimes even a sharpie once dried will get onto the fabric & that's NOT FUN!

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    Ladies, I appreciate all the information you've shared here. Thank you so much!


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    I think I would save it to try on an old machine where you can get in good to clean it. There is nowhere I cannot get on my old White.

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