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    I may just be able to quilt yet!I found this searching the web tonight!!


    How to Use Free Paper Stencils for Quilting
    There are several methods for transferring paper stencils onto the quilting fabric. One method that many crafters use is pinning the paper design onto the fabric and simply stitching over the lines of the stencil. Another great method from Simplicity is to trace your design onto the side of Glad Press and Seal plastic wrap that is not sticky. Then simply stick the plastic wrap onto the fabric and you have transferred the pattern to the quilt for easy sewing.

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    I have tried both methods and have used stencils and a pounce pad so I have a pattern to follow. They really help a lot.

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    Does the Glad Press and Seal method really work that easily?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldgraymare
    Does the Glad Press and Seal method really work that easily?
    yes it does work that easily AS LONG.... as you don't make your quilting really close together, or dense. Doing this will make it really hard to remove the little pieces of press and seal.

    Another trick that is easier than using printer paper is to trace the pattern onto tissue paper (the wrapping kind not the wiping kind) and then lay that over your quilt. and stitch through it, it is easier to rip away and cheaper! plus you can see what your quilting is going to look like once its done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoldgraymare
    Does the Glad Press and Seal method really work that easily?
    I haven't tried it yet.But I plan to as soon as I get my throw cover finished!Sure hope it does, as I can't afford to have things sent out to be quilted.

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    Another idea with the press and seal is to draw your design on paper, then put the press and seal on that. Then sew over the lines WITHOUT thread (and probably with as large a needle as you have). It will make holes and then you stick that to your fabric, using a chalk pouncer, and take it off before sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Another idea with the press and seal is to draw your design on paper, then put the press and seal on that. Then sew over the lines WITHOUT thread (and probably with as large a needle as you have). It will make holes and then you stick that to your fabric, using a chalk pouncer, and take it off before sewing.
    Excellent! :thumbup:

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    I'm wondering about the chalk pouncer? I have been llooking at those. Does the powder stay on the whole time you are quilting or do you need to do a section at a time? Also I have seen the iron off powder which seems to me like that would stay on longer and work better?Does anyone know or have used these products?

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    PressN'Seal works greats, love using it! Like someone else said, just make sure your stitching lines aren't too close together, or a bunch cross over each other in a small area! When I have used this, DH even comes in & starts helping rip it off when I am done quilting the project. Imagine peeling sunburned skin off, it's something like that... Even just doing free motion, with this, it's nice to have a line to follow!...

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    I have Pounce too, but have not played with it yet...

    When you mark your PressN'Seal, make sure the marker you use dries instantly & won't go through on your quilt, while you are stitching on it!...

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