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    Golden threads quilting paper

    Hello

    Is this Golden threads quilting paper what I would use to quilt on?

    Whether I draw or print on it... then I can 505 spray it to the top of my quilt and quilt on the lines.

    Then the paper tears off?

    Or am I thinking all wrong?

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    The way I've used it is to draw a design on the paper. Then sew on the lines without thread, to make little holes. Then place it on your quilt where you want the design. And swipe it with a Pounce Pad to transfer the design.
    Annette in Utah

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    Be careful what you mark it with! The first time I used it I marked with a sharpie and let it dry. When I quilted through it, the ink transferred to my thread. I had to rip it all out and redo. Now I only use blue water soluble markers to mark it.
    I have never 505 sprayed it to any top. I have always pinned it around the peremeter. I am thinking you run the risk of the 505 not releasing and when you tear away you may have bits of paper stuck to the quilts surface. This may or may not wash out and my concerns may be invalid as I have not tried this.

    Do not use it to quilt detail or you will spend hours picking out little bits of paper. I mostly use it to do outline quilting, then tear away and go back to quilt in details.

    All of these were done using Golden threads:
    On these two, I quilted only the outline of the gecko and the fish and went back after tearing the paper away to do the details inside:
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    On this one, the quilting in the green part is a Karen McTavish design called Stealth and I did do the whole thing using golden threads and I can tell you it took me much longer picking out the pieces of paper remaining than it did to quilt it out. But I love the result so it was worth it to me.
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    An alternative to golden threads is using solvy water soluble stabilizer. You trace your design on the solvy with a safe marking tool like a crayola ultra washable marker or Mark B Gone blue water soluble, pin to quilt and quilt the design and the stabilizer can be spritzed away with water. Actually most of it tears away pretty easy and the annoying little bits you have to pick out with tweezers when using golden threads can just be washed away or spritzed with a spray bottle.

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    I draw my quilting lines on it, and just use straight pins to secure it to my quilt sandwich. It easily tears away on most designs, however if I have really small intricate patterns, I use a pin to just scratch away any little tidbits of paper that get caught in the threads.

    ETA... I see you got a far more detailed reply from feline.... beautiful examples of the quilting!
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    Annette and Myert, I think both of these methods would be good uses of the paper.
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    I love the idea of using water soluble stabilizer to draw a quilt design. I have quite a bit from embroidery projects. Might be a bit pricey to use that option all the time.

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    Thank you everyone for your replies. Sounds like I am headed in the right direction

    feline fanatic - your quilting is beautiful!

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    Only thing I use my Golden thread quilting paper for is for paper piecing or string quilts. I used it once for quilting a design through and then had to remove all those itty-bitty bits of paper, nope never again. Good luck with your project and whatever you choose to do!
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    When I use Golden Threads, I find it easier to pick it out if I use my tweezers and hand pressure to push/pull gently at the stitch lines, then the tweezers can catch the little pieces. I use the tweezers to put downward pressure on an area while I gently pull with my hands to stretch the fabric (and since the paper doesn't stretch, it often tears on the stitch lines....
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    ............. then I can 505 spray it to the top of my quilt and quilt on the lines...........
    No experience with Golden Threads.

    However, I would not advise your using 505 on the quilt top.

    There are a couple of other products from the same company though, 404 and 606 spray
    Check first though!
    One is for temporarily adhering paper and fabric. The other is permanent.

    Also, I haven't used it for actual quilting, so do a trial run on something
    before you commit to it for your "real" project!
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    There is a product from Elmer called Dot Runner. It looks like white out, but its water soluble glue. Works great on GT Paper.
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    I liked GT paper, but not the price. I buy rolls of white, translucent paper in the drafting section of Office Depot. Costs less and comes off my quilts easier. I do like to draw my designs on paper and pin them on my quilt and follow the lines. I have used lead pencils and Frixion pens to draw. It does not transfer to my quilt.

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    I mostly use Golden Threads paper for cable designs in borders. It works wonderfully for that, and I don't mind picking out the bits that stick.

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    Thanks everyone! I always learn so much when I ask a question

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    they have Quilting designs on a Roll and block sizes too. the paper has sticky edges that when peeled off leave the fabric nice. if you spray the paper with 505 and then later remove, I would think you would have to wash the quilt too.

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