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Thread: Just a handy hint to "audition" quilting patterns...

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    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
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    Just a handy hint to "audition" quilting patterns...

    I lay a piece of plastic wrap, "Press and Seal", on to the top of the pieced quilt and draw (NOT with a permanent marker!) designs that I might like to to do - audition them. (dinner plate was the correct size!) It does not stick on the top but stays in place and allows the quilt pattern and colors to be seen.

    (This top has already been mostly quilted.)

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    Before settling on the "melon seeds" , I tried the look of cross hatch, SID and a couple of other designs. The wrap is changed for trying each design. It's a very useful idea. The wrap is not left on the top for sewing.

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    Having decided, I lay a piece of transparent template plastic on top of the wrap (and the quilt) to draw a template.

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    It's also handy to take pictures and print them out to look at them side-by-side for a while if the decision is a tough one.

    Just another reason that I love to quilt in my kitchen!
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    Super idea. you don't have to press the whole wrap down and gives a better picture. Anxious to see the finish.

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    Great tip, thank you
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    What a great idea.

    This board is full of very inventive and creative people.

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    Hey, BC-ite! Born in Victoria and lived in Vancouver for years! Get ready for storms like we are down here! Thanks for comment!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    Great tip, thank you
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    Thank you for sharing your great idea.

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    Had the perfect arch. I usually use plate, cups, saucers and anything else in the cupboards for when I need to draw a circle. You plate had the perfect arc.
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    Who knew! Love it.

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    What an absolutely wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing.
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    I have done this and quilted with the press and seal in place, then just ripped it off when finished.

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