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Thread: Tracing Pattern

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    Junior Member Brandi's Avatar
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    Tracing Pattern

    Do you use tracing paper and how do you transfer to the quilt so you can quilt it?

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    Hi Brandi,
    There is a special paper I buy from golden threads that I trace patterns onto and then you pin it to the quilt and carefully sew on the lines. I buy it from clotilde sewing store on line. You will want to use a smaller stitch legnth to make it easy to tear afterwards.

    When you are finished you just tear it off and discard it. I once used a regular tracing paper to do this and it wanted to tear as I sewed it making it hard to complete the design correctly. I have heard of other products you can use, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was. I keep thinking it was a tearaway stabilizer.

    Good luck with your quilting! Have fun.
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 02-21-2012 at 06:41 PM.
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    I use exam table paper, comes on a roll and is very cheap at medical supply stores. I draw or trace my design on the paper then pin it to the area I'm going to quilt. I usually just do this on borders and large open areas rather than individual blocks. (I cannot FMQ). Then I just stitch on my drawn lines and remove the paper when I'm done. I like to do this with borders so I can get the design spaced evenly all the way around. Hope this helps!
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    I, also, use Golden Threads. It is very good and doesn't tear until you want it to. I tape it down and quilt with my walking foot. Yes, even with lots of curves. I get good control and I like my finished product.
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    Here is the google search results for it...

    http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isc...0l88l392l5l5l0

    But this is the cheapest place to get it...

    http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...page_1_2x.html
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 02-21-2012 at 06:52 PM.
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    I buy cheap tracing paper at WalMart. I trace the pattern on to one sheet. Then I unthread my machine and use an old needle. I put several layers of tracing paper under the pattern I traced and then sew the paper. Then I pin the sheets I just punctured the pattern onto, where I want them on the quilt top. Thread the machine, insert a new needle and then start quilting. I try to not pin very many sheets on at a time or they will sometimes tear. When you are done, rip off the paper and get out your tweezers and remove any tiny pieces of paper from your stitching.

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