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Thread: I Need some help!

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    Hi Everyone!
    First, I would like to say that I LOVE this board!!
    Everyone here is so nice and helpful!

    I am very new to quilting. I just started working on my first quilt ever and I am soooooo excited!!!! :mrgreen:

    I was wondering where I might be able to find some templates to trace for hand quilting. I machine pieced my quilt top and want to try hand quilting to get the feel for it and see if I am any good at it haha.

    My fabric has A LOT of dragonflys on it and also some butterflys and flowers.

    I am preferably looking for a template of a dragonfly with maybe also a butterfly template and a flower or two or maybe a pretty leaf design.

    Here is the fabric I used. The back is the same as the green but in Yellow. And I have turned the green stripes vertical.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/shop/shop...9/369799_p.jpg

    http://www.joann.com/joann/shop/shop...9/369798_p.jpg

    http://www.joann.com/joann/shop/shop...9/362290_p.jpg

    http://www.joann.com/joann/shop/shop...7/365379_p.jpg

    Any comments would be MUCH appreciated. I feel a little lost with all of this but I am excited to take this adventure! :D

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    Check at Joan's. They have quilting stencils in the quilting area. If you can't find what you want there, check in the painting section and in the scrapbooking section.

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    I was hoping for something free as I have a small budget to work with each week and I just spent this week's on the backing and the batting.

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    You can check on the internet for clip art of dragonflies. Then enlarge/shrink them to the size you want. Print them on freezer paper and iron them onto your quilt and sew right through them. Tear them away when finished.

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    and the freezer paper wont leave a film or anything sticky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarpumpkin
    and the freezer paper wont leave a film or anything sticky?
    Not freezer paper. It's used by quilters everywhere for paper piecing.

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    Great! Thank you so much for your help!

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    Your fabric is just gorgeous!! Did you post a finished picture of the top?? We would all love to see it....

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    I havent yet, but I will take a picture when I get home and try to post it tonight :) I am really excited about it! Its my "own design"

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    Not sure if this is something you are looking for or not, but they are free motifs...just look under Free Patterns, then about 1/2 way down the page, there are the motifs. http://www.forestquilting.com
    Hope this helps....starting out can get so expensive :)

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