Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Quilting Stencil Suggestion Needed >

Quilting Stencil Suggestion Needed

Quilting Stencil Suggestion Needed

Old 02-17-2011, 04:49 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The middle of an IL cornfield
Posts: 7,014
Default

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.
:D
Lisa_wanna_b_quilter is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 05:03 PM
  #2  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sturbridge, Ma
Posts: 3,993
Default

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.
Holice is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 05:04 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
suezquilts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cashton WI
Posts: 1,125
Default

In the past (before the Statler) I owned many of Holice's stencils. Listen to the knowledge he has, you will learn much.
suezquilts is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 05:21 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Orbiting
Posts: 1,448
Default

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.
AlienQuilter is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 05:25 PM
  #5  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The middle of an IL cornfield
Posts: 7,014
Default

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.
Lisa_wanna_b_quilter is offline  
Old 02-17-2011, 09:23 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
DebbyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Grawn, Michigan
Posts: 643
Default

Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
Give this site a peek they have some very neat stuff. www.forestquilting.com
thanks for sharing. Very helpfull
DebbyT is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MarionsQuilts
Main
36
07-14-2018 12:09 PM
larkspurlanedesigns
Main
7
11-27-2011 02:08 PM
Maggie2525
Main
8
05-05-2011 03:47 PM
dreamingquilts
Main
7
04-15-2008 03:10 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.