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Have you used Press N' Seal Glad wrap to machine quilt a design?

Have you used Press N' Seal Glad wrap to machine quilt a design?

Old 05-06-2017, 08:44 AM
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I used it once. Once was enough for me. Pulling out all those tiny pieces of wrap was tedious and maddening, made me throw the project away. I'm glad it was a potholder. LOL
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:23 PM
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Last year I tried both the Press n Seal and tissue paper with spray adhesive and they both were a bear to pick out afterwards but thankfully the sharpie didn't get punched through. Since then I've only used it to try out FMQ ideas, then took it off.
I'm eternally on the search for a good way to mark my quilts.
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:46 PM
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I did this with green Crayola marker and what a mistake! The needle punched the green through to the white background and while I was able to dab it off and I could breath again, the design was so tight that I had to pick out the stitching to get the plastic out.
Now I do use it for creating designs--I will take a photo of the quilt/block and then put Press N'Seal over the photo and then draw on it to see if I can find a good design.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:39 AM
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I use it for large patterns on medium to dark fabrics. I mark one day, let dry overnight and then stitch the next. For light fabrics, I use paper-newspaper, parchment and leftover rolls from doctors office (hard to get now). Due to vision loss, I just can't see marking lines directly on fabric, darn it!
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Old 05-07-2017, 11:23 AM
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I don't even use Press 'n' Seal in the kitchen. I bought some, but threw it away because it left a sticky residue on the dishes that was really hard to scrub off.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:52 AM
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Thank you all for your tips and comments and tried and true alternatives.
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:05 AM
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this is the method I've seen used and because it lays flat, it's easier to reposition across the quilt.
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I took a class with Kent Mick and he showed us a method using the press 'n seal. He drew a pattern on a plain piece of paper then laid press 'n seal over the design. Then he stitched (without thread) the design with the machine. You then have the design perforated on the press 'n seal. Next peel the paper away and lay the press 'n seal onto your quilt and tape it down with painters tape. Then you use a "pounce" pad and rub the chalk into the perforated design. When you remove the press 'n seal you have the design marked on your quilt
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:09 AM
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I like to use rolls of parchment type paper. Some is available in office supply stores; some is available at medical supply stores (think examining tables). I use ultra clean Crayola markers to draw the design, pin it to the quilt (I don't like spray residue on my quilt top). I stitch the design, tear off the paper. I use a lint roller to get the last bits of paper. I recently did a king size quilt using a pantograph design. The roller treatment for the whole quilt took about 30 minutes and used 5 sections of the lint roller tape. Of all the methods I have used I like this one the best.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:04 PM
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I use parchment paper. Trace the design and then stitch on the sewing machine with no thread, using large needle. I then pin onto the quilt which is easy to see your placement since the parchment paper is somewhat transparent.then mark pushing the point thru the holes with the blue pen that washes away. I tend to just mark main points to make it quicker. Then remove the parchment paper and sew. use a damp terry cloth to wipe away the the blue pen. You can use the pattern several times.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:21 PM
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No, I have trouble following lines so I have given up marking. I do better without lines.
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