Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Quilting patterns

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Venice Florida
    Posts
    105
    I do not know how to quilt with my machine and I am also new at sewing quilts. Anyway, I purchased this sticky pattern paper for quilters. I tried it on a piece of fabric and it worked for the most part but it was awful pulling all these little pieces of paper that was left in the material.Has anyone else ever used this? Thanks in advance.
    Fran

  2. #2
    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Lake Wales, FL, USA
    Posts
    1,553
    What exactly was the sticky pattern paper you bought? The only thing I can think of is pre-printed fusible interfacing (like Quilt Smart foundations) but that doesn't get removed and it doesn't really feel like paper.

  3. #3
    Super Member franie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    6,571
    Was it paper piecing? Or was it that new stuff for quilting borders and such? There is a way to snap Thangles so it comes off easier but I don't know any other way than just tearing away the paper on the other. Usually we go down on the stitch length on the paper pieceing. It will be interesting to see furher comments.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Venice Florida
    Posts
    105
    It is from a company called Quilting Made Easy. You follow the lines with sewing machine needle. It has tape on both sides of this pattern to hold down as you sew. But what a mess picking out all the little pieces of paper that did not come off when you finished following the lines and pulled the paper back off. It took me hours to pull these pieced out with a pair of tweezers.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Venice Florida
    Posts
    105
    Oh my gosh! What is a Thangle? It is paper piercing I guess now that you say that. It is a roll of paper from a company called Quilting Made Easy.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Venice Florida
    Posts
    105
    Boy, do I have alot to learn LOL
    Fran from Fl

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Boone, Iowa
    Posts
    419
    I am wondering if she had a roll of paper with a design for quilting. I did a border like that once. The border turned out great, but it was kind of a pain tearing away the pieces of paper. They have several different designs on rolls of paper.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Venice Florida
    Posts
    105
    Yes, that was exactly what it was. I still have to big rolls and it was kind of expensive so I do not want to throw it away.Thanks
    Fran

  9. #9
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,952
    Blog Entries
    1
    I tried paper to quilt once (was not the sticky type), but I hated pulling all the little bits from my stitches. Haven't used it since.

    Edit: Oh, just read the other posts. If it's Thangles used for piecing, I will use those. To remove the paper better, I crease on the stitching line first. For small bits of paper, I just leave them in the seam figuring they will wash away eventually.

    I thought you meant stitching a quilting design on a quilt sandwich through paper. That's what I won't do again!

  10. #10
    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Lake Wales, FL, USA
    Posts
    1,553
    It looks like all the Quilting Made Easy patterns are for quilting--not piecing. Yes, Thangles are a paper foundation for piecing triangles.

    I've only quilted over paper once & I used designs I had traced on tissue paper--the stuff in gift bags-- and some vellum. Those are very easy to tear away. Maybe you could trace what you bought onto tissue paper and get your money's worth out of the quilting patterns that way. At one time some quilters were very happy using Press 'n' Seal to trace designs onto and then stick on a quilt to follow but I think getting the little plastic bits out would be just as annoying as your paper.

    Another thought is to follow the lines on your quilting paper with an empty needle and then pounce through all the little holes onto your quilt.

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Venice Florida
    Posts
    105
    yes, that was what it was the paper. I just never heard about Thangles? I have so much of it I need to use it up and just spend the time pulling the pieces out but I will never buy more.
    Fran

  12. #12
    Super Member jljack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts
    8,068
    Blog Entries
    9
    You can also trace onto Solvay water soluble stuff and wash away the remains after the quilting is done. Maybe more expensive, but if you don't want the hassle of paper bits, I guess it would be worth it for some people. I used the tissue paper method, and I would definately do it again. If the quilting is not too intricate, it tears off very easily.

  13. #13
    Super Member franie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    6,571
    Fran in Venice, FL--be sure to set your stitch down smaller when paper piecing and using Thangles. That helps the paper come off better. And You put your thumb nail at the sitching line and pull the larger part and it comes right off with a snap and the other side too.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.