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Thread: Book 501 Quilting Motifs

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    Senior Member mtngrl's Avatar
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    Smile Book 501 Quilting Motifs

    After a couple of years of dithering about it, I finally ordered this book. It is great. I have trouble deciding what my quilting motif should be and then - where would I find it anyway?? Each motif shows various ways it can be used. I am more than satisfied with my purchase
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

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    Agreed! I purchased the book a few weeks ago and have already used multiple motifs.

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    I am so glad you posted your comments on the book. I have been thinking about purchasing that book. Now I think I will give it to myself for Christmas. It sounds like exactly what I need. Thanks!

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    I am wondering how you transfer the motif to you quilt.

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    The book suggests templates or a light box.
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    I use Golden Threads tracing paper and pin or spot glue it onto the quilt top after it is layered. In one case I was able to trace the motif directly onto the quilt top before layering but I found that to be a little more difficult and labor intensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    I use Golden Threads tracing paper and pin or spot glue it onto the quilt top after it is layered. In one case I was able to trace the motif directly onto the quilt top before layering but I found that to be a little more difficult and labor intensive.
    Do you hand or machine quilt with the paper?
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    I bought the book and haven't used the patterns yet but I will one of these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngrl View Post
    Do you hand or machine quilt with the paper?
    I machine quilt with it. If I were hand quilting I would probably transfer the motifs to the top before layering and bypass the paper. I'd also look for a tracing/transfer paper you can use that would still make eraseable lines. I feel like I've seen it before, but I could just be crazy.

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    Thanks JulieR
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR View Post
    I machine quilt with it. If I were hand quilting I would probably transfer the motifs to the top before layering and bypass the paper. I'd also look for a tracing/transfer paper you can use that would still make eraseable lines. I feel like I've seen it before, but I could just be crazy.
    Not crazy, the product is called transdoodle. Works great but rubs off easily (and is a bit on the spendy side). I have heard (but have not yet tested) the much less expensive Saral paper works just as well. Can be found in the tole painting section of hobby stores. Comes in graphite and white.

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