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Old 02-11-2009, 05:58 AM
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I need to mark a quilt for echo quilting...does anyone have an easy method. my DD suggested using the bias 1/2" bar for a guide. I haven't marked a quilt in quite awhile without a stencil. any help?
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:08 AM
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not a clue but love your avitar !
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:15 AM
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I usually just eyeball it if I am echo quilting.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:18 AM
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Me too, eyeballs look at it so eyeballs can judge it!

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Old 02-11-2009, 08:54 AM
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I use masking tape....comes in lots of different sizes and is reusable.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:10 AM
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I have a half inch ruler and it has a line down the center. I put the line on the seam and then mark on each side of the ruler. I have a blue marker thing that wipes off with a wet cloth when done.

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Old 02-11-2009, 09:27 AM
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I've thought of masking tape, do you have any residue?
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I have had residue left on a quilt from masking tape. Believe it or not, I got less residue out of blue painter's tape. I use a small ruler and school white chalk when I echo quilt.

I want to get a blue water soluble pen soon as I'll be doing more and more handwork and I think I'm finally ready to dip my toes into stencils and other nifty designs.

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:38 PM
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I've thought of masking tape, do you have any residue?

No, I have not have any problem with residue but I don't let it sit on my quilt for any length of time. If I can't finish the area I taped, I remove it. Painter's tape is good too, but not sure what sizes are available.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Lindar
I've thought of masking tape, do you have any residue?
No, I have not had any problem with residue but I don't let it sit on my quilt for any length of time. If I can't finish the area I taped, I remove it. Painter's tape is good too, but not sure what sizes are available.
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