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Thread: MAKING STENCIL FOR QUITLING MOFITS

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    Hello all... Well I tried the netting and it works great!!!! WalMart had it for 57 cents a yard (so of course I bought a bunch of it!). I marked what I could then rebasted my quilt.... I like this cause now on the parts that I did not mark before basting it, I can use the nettting and mark as I go. On the dark colors I use my left over soap bars (the ones that are skinny, that way I can see, since I am so color vision). Anita, thanks again for this great idea.... :P

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    Joanie and Susan,

    So glad it worked for you, Joanie!

    And Susan, the stuff if so close to indestructible if you handle it halfway decently. Just don't let the cat play with it... I had a full border that the cat decided to play with. You can use it over and over and over... and if you don't have any tulle for a new one use a stencil you already have, copy the new stencil with a different color Sharpie, and you have 2 stencils in the same space... You could, conceivably, have probably 8 (I think that is the number of colors Sharpies come in) on one piece of tulle.

    Anita

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    You can use stencil sheets and trace the design on them with a sharpie marker then run them through your sewing machine on the lines with a denim size needle with no thread. This makes holes that you can then rub the powder stencil marker over. The powder only goes through the holes.
    You then have a dotted line to follow. Also I have found that in the gadget dept of a chain store the flexible cutting boards are larger than the stencil sheets and cost less. Usually 3 to a pak. for about $2.50. I also want to try the tulle idea. Sounds good.

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    MarilynG ... which store is that?

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    Wally World (WalMart)

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    The website mentioned has been disabled. Does anyone know of another website with good quilting motifs.

    I am also a new quilter. I am confused as to how you know what to quilt. I have a scrappy quilt I am finishing and it has the blocks and a semi-star pattern. I did do ditch sewing in around the blocks, but how much is too much and when should you leave well enough alone. I have never done stippling--could try--but this is a gift. So, perhaps the best is to leave the block outlines on the backing and then just put ties in the center of the blocks, and leave it alone. Now it just has 15 squares on the backing.

    If someone, has some general ideas as to what to quilt around I would be interested in hearing from you. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    You can try this

    http://www.quiltcollections.com/proj-stencil.htm

    You can use an exacto knife to cut your own designs in plastic sheets sold in quilt depts for this purpose good luck
    It now says this site is not available. I was looking to make my own stencil also. Kyia

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    Thanks for all the great hints and tips. Iíve found use for a few already and several answer questions that have been nagging my noggin.

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    I'm trying the mesh idea next time but found this company on the net selling 'em cheap:

    http://www.quiltingstencils.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=14

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    Being a newbie also...thank you for all the great tips. I did find 1 tip on my own for stencil making...I found some cheap plastic report covers at the Dollar Store..they come in many different colors and hold up great for stencils while being easy to cut with scissors or an exacto knife.

    I have used tracing paper with lots of good results and recently tried Glad Press and Seal. The GPS works great..however you have to be diligent about cleaning up your machine often...it will gum it up.

    I think I'll try the tulle idea..it sounds easy.

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