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Thread: New to real machine quilting

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    I have up until this point only stitched in the ditch or stitched around a design. I want to know how you go about using a pattern to quilt over an assembled quilt. I seem to recall some kind of method where you use paper with your pattern on it then the paper tears away when you are done. Does this question make any sense? If so I could use some suggestions. Thanks Jeanne F.

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    golden threads have a yellow paper that tears away easily after stitching on.

    another option is to use a marker on press n seal, make sure you draw your design on away from your quilt.

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    what is press n seal???

    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    golden threads have a yellow paper that tears away easily after stitching on.

    another option is to use a marker on press n seal, make sure you draw your design on away from your quilt.

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    sort of like saran wrap, or glad cling wrap found in the same department usually used in the kitchen.

    You can draw or trace your pattern, it will cling to the fabric and you stitch over your draw lines. My rep for my HQ demo'd it for me, I think I have a roll on hand but have never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    what is press n seal???

    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble
    golden threads have a yellow paper that tears away easily after stitching on.

    another option is to use a marker on press n seal, make sure you draw your design on away from your quilt.
    http://home.ptd.net/~shoofly/PNS/directions.htm

    I googled it, hope this works

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    Sulky Solvy is good too. You trim away the larger pieces and the rest washes out so you don't have to pick shreds of it from the stitching.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!
    You can also mark your quilts using a stencil and a disappearing pen or quilters chalk.
    Another option is to free-motion a stipple design or loop-de-loops all over the quilt.

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    Do not, I repeat DO NOT stitch on the drawn lines when using press-n-seal. My sharpie marker went from the press-n-seal onto the fabric!! You can not get black sharpie out of light colored fabric no matter what you use :)..........

    I have heard others use it successfully, but do not know what type of pen they use to draw the design. Any body have any suggestions? The water/air pens don't stick to the stuff, just smear.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Do not, I repeat DO NOT stitch on the drawn lines when using press-n-seal. My sharpie marker went from the press-n-seal onto the fabric!! You can not get black sharpie out of light colored fabric no matter what you use :)..........

    I have heard others use it successfully, but do not know what type of pen they use to draw the design. Any body have any suggestions? The water/air pens don't stick to the stuff, just smear.....
    Try Crayola Washable Markers instead of Sharpies!

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    I lightly marked mine with a pen. It worked OK. I found the press and seal hard to get off the fabric though. Maybe I pressed it to hard. :-D

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