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Thread: Marking a Quilt

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    Marking a Quilt

    This is a unique way of marking a quilt that I thought up myself.

    First I select a pattern I wish to transfer to my quilt. In these examples I will mark a single block, but this method can be used for all-over quilting or wholecloth. I draw my pattern out on paper. In this example I will use a pattern from www.patchpieces.com. This pattern is called 'Hominy Star'
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    I cut a piece of netting the size I need.
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    I lay the netting over the design. In this picture I've fastened both the design and the netting to a clipboard.
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    I trace the pattern onto the netting.
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    I lay the netting on the quilt block, and trace over the pattern with a washable marker.
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    The pattern is marked on the block.
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    This final picture is of netting I'm marking for all-over quilting.
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    I trust these instructions are clear, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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    I would like to try this idea! When you first trace the pattern onto the netting, do you use a permanent pen/marker?
    thanks for the tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YC Quilter View Post
    I would like to try this idea! When you first trace the pattern onto the netting, do you use a permanent pen/marker?
    thanks for the tutorial.
    Yes, I've used anything that will make a mark. lol --Pencil, marker, ball point ink....

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    Nice, clear tutorial!

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    I have done this before. I use a permanent marker to make the original on the netting. Then I use the washable markers on the fabric. It gets messy after a while and I rinse out all the ink so it's good to do the original with permanent. That way the original design doesn't wash out too.
    Blessed are the quilters, for they are the piecemakers.

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    Yes, rinse the washable marker out and the marks on the netting remain. Thank you, dd, I guess I neglected to put that in.

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    That's a great idea, thanks. I've been using Press 'N Seal.

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    thanks for the tut
    Nancy in western NY

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    I like the netting idea! I have read about the same technique using tulle, but from your pictures, it looks like the netting might be a bit less flexible and much easier to handle! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Good idea! As a new quilter, it seems very doable for me. Thanks.
    Mary Ann

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