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Old 04-18-2012, 06:12 PM
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I would like to make multiple copies of a diamond for foundation piecing without drawing on each muslin square. In the back of my mind I remember something about making one drawing then ironing it several times leaving a copy of the pattern. Do I use regular typing paper or some other paper to transfer the pattern? I'm not sure I am explaining this right.
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There are fabric transfer pens...
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I am not familiar with the method you mean. Be wary of fabric transfer pens - they tend to be permanent and may show through.
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The method I have heard about is to draw the pattern on a piece of paper, then layer it with other pieces underneath. Put an old, large needle in your sewing machine and leave it unthreaded. Sew along the drawn lines, and you get a punched pattern through all of the layers. I would think any type of paper that works well for foundation piecing could be used this way.
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There is transfer paper available; you draw the foundation pattern on the paper and then iron it on to your muslin squares. If you visit Quilt with Donna - http://quiltwithdonna.com/foldystuffpageb.html - she uses them for her patterns. She says that people generally get ten transfers out of each one.

If you're willing to use paper, vellum works really well for me.
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
The method I have heard about is to draw the pattern on a piece of paper, then layer it with other pieces underneath. Put an old, large needle in your sewing machine and leave it unthreaded. Sew along the drawn lines, and you get a punched pattern through all of the layers. I would think any type of paper that works well for foundation piecing could be used this way.
I just heard about this method the other night at a meeting. Great idea!
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:51 AM
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Have you tried th freezer paper method, you can use the same pattern paper over and over:
http://www.twiddletails.com/store/in...age=page&id=21
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She wants to use muslin as a base - - - - I think that stays in the piece?
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Thank you for your replies. I'll have to look into transfer paper. I want to make several identical blocks each on a piece of muslin without drawing the pattern over and over and over on the fabric.
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you can iron your muslin to freezer paper and then run that through your copy machine. I've done this a lot without first using jet set or anything like that. I let the fabric sit overnight, iron it to heat set it, then remove the freezer paper from the back.
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