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Quilting Stencil Suggestion Needed

Old 02-17-2011, 04:49 PM
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I am looking for a quilting stencil 4 to 6 inches to be used between the blocks of my Dresden Plate quilt. It will have no sashing so I want a motif to put where the 4 blocks come together. Keep in mind, I have never attempted anything so fancy as a motif so it must be easy enough to do with a walking foot.

I've looked at many sites but don't really know how to judge which ones would be simplest. Please point me to some specific stencils so I can at least get an idea of what you all think a baby quilter could do.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:03 PM
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Since you say it must be simple enough to do with the walking foot, it narrows down the designs somewhat. However, go to www.quiltingstencils.com and check out:
SC-276-06 Simple Celtic
SCL 327-05 Vintage Pinwheel
SCL496-05 Double Star
SCl-543-05 Celtic Knot Block - this might work by eliminating the double lines
Some of the Double Wedding Rings could be used as the 6" would fit
HH 34 Simple Pinwheel in the Harriet Hargrave Designs is very simple and gentle curved lines.
The spider web - SCL114-05 would require some twists and turns.
But check out the on line catalog, there may be some there that you can use.
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In the past (before the Statler) I owned many of Holice's stencils. Listen to the knowledge he has, you will learn much.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:21 PM
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A while back, I remember reading in a quilting magazine where they took a square of freezer paper and folded in half, then again. They might of folded it one more time. But remember when you were a kid and made paper snowflakes? This is the same technique. You cut away the paper in the same way. You can get intricate or keep it simple. When you unfold the paper, then iron the paper (shiny side down) onto the fabric. Trace around it, or pounce it or just leave it there and quilt around it. Not sure how well it will stay in place.

You said quilting foot. How big is your quilt? How big is the throat space on your machine? You might consider doing some practice squares with a free motion foot rather than trying to twist a big quilt around your machine.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:25 PM
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Thanks so much for the suggestions.

I am practicing FMQ, but still pretty much stink at it. Twisting a big quilt around the machine is worrying me. I have ordered a new machine with a 9 inch throat and hope that will help. If all else fails, I guess I'll send it off to Charismah, but I'd really like to do it all myself.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
Give this site a peek they have some very neat stuff. www.forestquilting.com
thanks for sharing. Very helpfull
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