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    Senior Member barb55's Avatar
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    Does any one ever use stencils for their FMQ

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    I do, I just made my own the other day and then I pounced the designs on and quilted it. I like them and I'm goign to order some more as i don't have very many and I want to have more to chose from when I do my quilting. You just place the stencil where you want it and then use some punce or some other marking tool and then you can quilt. Never quilt over the stencil, just pounce on the design and remove stencil and voila your design is there so follow the lines and you have it made. Love them. Huggies, Fay

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    Yes, I do - especially on smaller items - easy to use a disappearing ink pen and mark right on the quilt top. And...welcome to the quilt board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinchick
    I do, I just made my own the other day and then I pounced the designs on and quilted it. I like them and I'm goign to order some more as i don't have very many and I want to have more to chose from when I do my quilting. You just place the stencil where you want it and then use some punce or some other marking tool and then you can quilt. Never quilt over the stencil, just pounce on the design and remove stencil and voila your design is there so follow the lines and you have it made. Love them. Huggies, Fay
    Thank you so much, I was wondering if they used stencils on any of these beautiful quilts

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    And (member here) Holice's daughter's company The Stencil Company has many, many wonderful quilting stencils. I've used them for decades, look for them at every major show I attend and buy online.

    Jan in VA (no affiliation, just a fan)

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    Yes, I especially like them for borders when I'm hand quilting. I do a lot of stitch-in-the-ditch and quilters quarters on the main part but like something interesting on the borders when there is no piecing done there.

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    usually the stencils let you do continous designs, so FMQ is all right to do.
    i did a large leave border. did the spine of the leaves first all around the border with regular stitching. then FMQ the leaves. did one side of the leaves all around, then went back and finished the other side of the leaves.

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    love to hear how others do their work

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    Quote Originally Posted by new user
    Does any one ever use stencils for their FMQ
    . what about those paper ones that you stick on and sew at the dots. I have tryed abd tryed but my needle doesn't want to move smoothly and i end up ripping it out. Is there a something I am missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soleegirl
    Quote Originally Posted by new user
    Does any one ever use stencils for their FMQ
    . what about those paper ones that you stick on and sew at the dots. I have tryed abd tryed but my needle doesn't want to move smoothly and i end up ripping it out. Is there a something I am missing?
    I was wondering about them also. I tried one on a border and didn't it.The paper was to stiff.

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    I am going to bookmark this... I was given one of the HandiQuilter Frames (the original ones) and am going to be setting it up next week. I am going to need a lot of practice and information on where to find quilting designs. I was going to look for stencils. Now I know where to get them. Thanks.

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    You can also use Golden Threads paper - trace your pattern and you can sew through the paper and tear it off. I also use cookie cutters for designs.

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    Never thougth of using cookie cutter, that a good idea

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    Yes, all the time and they work great!

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    http://www.foosecookiecutters.com/index.shtml

    This is an awesome site for cooky cutters. I have lots of them.

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