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Thread: Posting from Washington, but am a Nebraska girl!!

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    Posting from Washington, but am a Nebraska girl!!

    Have just retired, and starting to sort out patterns, books, fabrics, that I have been stashing
    for a very long time, thinking one day, I will have more time to sew.

    I have a silly question for an experienced quilter, but if you find an idea for hand quilting
    a border etc. how does one transfer it from the magazine to my project? What is the easiest
    way?

    I made a little table runner, from scraps, from some rose fabrics, and there are two blue
    bird appliques on it. I have handquilted what I want to do for the inner parts of the table
    runner, but I would like to do a little rose design, I found in an old magazine, and not sure
    how to proceed?

    Thanks for help. Vicky

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    Hello and welcome to the board, from New Hampshire. I don't know the answer to your question, but I'm sure someone will.
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    Hi Vicky. And welcome from West Virginia. I have never transferred a design because I don't quilt my own quilts except the cross hatching of some baby quilts, but I have read that you can trace the design on tulle with a black permanent marker, then attach the tulle to your quilt in the area you want, then trace the design with your marker of choice, perhaps a mechanical pencil. Anyway, tracing over the tulle is supposed to make dots on your fabric that you can follow. I remembered this because I wanted to try it one of these days. If you don't get better advice on here, perhaps you can try this.

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    Lay some thin paper over the design and trace it. Then take a pin and make holes along the tracing. Place design where you want it and using chalk, go over the design. Should give you an outline to follow. Or you could use the new erasable pens to so your design wouldn't be lost as you sew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Have just retired, and starting to sort out patterns, books, fabrics, that I have been stashing
    for a very long time, thinking one day, I will have more time to sew.

    I have a silly question for an experienced quilter, but if you find an idea for hand quilting
    a border etc. how does one transfer it from the magazine to my project? What is the easiest
    way?

    I made a little table runner, from scraps, from some rose fabrics, and there are two blue
    bird appliques on it. I have handquilted what I want to do for the inner parts of the table
    runner, but I would like to do a little rose design, I found in an old magazine, and not sure
    how to proceed?

    Thanks for help. Vicky


    Hello and welcome from Ontario, Canada.
    Make sure that whatever you use - mechanical pencil, quilting pencil - that you don't make it too dark and therefore difficult to remove.

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    Hello and welcome from Southern Louisiana.

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    Hi Vicky, Welcome from New Hampshire. I read some very good suggestions so I'm sure you'll find your answer here. Your tablerunner sounds lovely, please show us a pic soon.
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    Good morning. Welcome from Texas.

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    Hi from another newbie! I live in Oregon. We might see each other sometime as quilt shows. Taino Jan

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    Hi Vicky. Welcome from MO. I traced a pattern from a book and put it on my pantograph shelf and used it like that. It was only a flower that I put in the corner blocks of a baby quilt.
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    HI And welcome from Wa
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    Hello Vicky, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    welcome from Ohio
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    Welcome aboard from Northern California. A lot of good people here.
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    Hi! Welcome from Tennessee! I'm glad you are getting an answer to your question.

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    Well, let me say welcome to the board and take a shot at this question. When I find a design I like I trace it on thin paper. I saw where some one suggested to punch the design with a pin. I use my sewing machine with no thread. I let my machine punch the holes to show me the design and it makes it easier to remove the paper later. Then I just hand stitch through the paper, carefully and with a good tension in my stitching. I am working on one now that I have used this "Mary method". It works for me.Good sewing.

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