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Glad "PRESS & SEAL" for transferring a stencil image on your quilt

Old 07-21-2009, 01:07 PM
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Has anyone tried Glad "Press and Seal" for transferring a stencil image on your quilt?

You can trace just about any image onto the matte side of the film with a permanent marker (make sure the ink is dry before going near your project), then apply to the area you wish to quilt on. This allows you to stick your stencil onto your quilt and actually allows you to follow the lines as you quilt. You can then tear away the "Press and Seal", and viola! You have a quilted project. This would also be effective for embroidery.

I read this on a web site, and thought it was such a good idea, I'm sharing it with all of you! :idea:
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:11 PM
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Someone talked about the press and seal not too long ago, and I thought it was a very clever idea. I thought I'd teach myself how to machine quilt by using it on borders.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:13 PM
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Yes I used it a few years ago on a baby quilt. It worked great! I was working with a fancy fleece. It also kept the fuzzies from tangling up the thread and needle.
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Is Glad Press & Seal different to Freezer Paper?
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I used it a couple of years ago and someone mentioned to me that it wasn't good to use with a sewing machine. So I sent an email off to the Glad folks and they did confirm that it isn't recommended for that use and could make your warrantee null & void. So, even though it's a great idea and did a good job, I take care not to damage my Bernina by using it.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:29 PM
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i've tried it and its very hard to rip it off the stitches - between the sticky properties of the wrap along with the small quilting stitches it was a nightmare.

i'd much rather use the golden paper for quilting.
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Originally Posted by Lacelady
Is Glad Press & Seal different to Freezer Paper?
Yes, they are two completely different things.

Freezer paper is a heavy weight paper that is matte paper on one side and slick on the other---the matte side can be drawn on and the slick side can be ironed onto fabric.

Press and Seal is a plastic wrap that is sticky on one side and clings to whatever it is pressed against.

I have used freezer paper for stabilizing fabric that I am writing on (like a label) and I have used it as pattern pieces for applique. I have not used Press and Seal for any quilting projects.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:46 PM
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Yep, I've used it. It's marvelous! It's a lot more substantial than normal glad wrap (I think in America you call it cling film?) so your pen doesn't go through it, and it's easily repositionable.

Pulling it off is easy too, but I wouldn't want to do a very tight pattern over a large area, I would think you would end up with tweezers getting little bits out.

I should add... I did a machine quilting course a while ago and the tutor didn't like the stuff because she found it difficult to get off and she thought the sticky would gum up her machine.
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Originally Posted by Marcia
Originally Posted by Lacelady
Is Glad Press & Seal different to Freezer Paper?
Yes, they are two completely different things.

Freezer paper is a heavy weight paper that is matte paper on one side and slick on the other---the matte side can be drawn on and the slick side can be ironed onto fabric.

Press and Seal is a plastic wrap that is sticky on one side and clings to whatever it is pressed against.

I have used freezer paper for stabilizing fabric that I am writing on (like a label) and I have used it as pattern pieces for applique. I have not used Press and Seal for any quilting projects.
Thanks Marcia, now I understand, and no, I don't think I would want to use anything that had a residue of adhesive, I think it would gum up the works on my machine.
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Originally Posted by kluedesigns
i've tried it and its very hard to rip it off the stitches - between the sticky properties of the wrap along with the small quilting stitches it was a nightmare.

i'd much rather use the golden paper for quilting.

What is the golden paper? Since I am just getting into machine quilting, I dont know what products are good and what is not! I thought I would try tissue paper, mark my design on it and pin it to the quilt. Would this work?
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