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using blue painters tape for quilting - clarification

using blue painters tape for quilting - clarification

Old 07-20-2013, 11:38 PM
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i use it for marking the line on my ruler that i want to cut to---so my eyes do not get confused with all the markings
speeds the cutting
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:40 AM
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nice that it comes in several widths
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:34 AM
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This is exactly the tip I needed to finish quilting one of my quilts! I want straight lines and after numerous failed attempts, just put it away. Now I think I can tackle it again using painters tape :-D Thanks so much for the tip!!!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:43 AM
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Oh my another great post. I have been wanting to try the painters tape and now with all these concerns addressed, I am going to get me some to use. Thanks everyone for all the tips.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:44 AM
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When sewing parallel lines, I use the tape to mark and sew my first line. After that, I use the guide that came with my walking foot to follow each previous sewn line. If you don't have one of these guides, you can buy them separately from the foot; just be sure you'll be able to attach it. Sure saves on the cost of tape if you can use one.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:50 AM
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Great tips!! Thanks from me too!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:50 AM
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I love using the blue painters tape for quilting, and for when I baste. It sticks well, but doesn't seem to leave any sticky residue. I quilt along the edge of the tape, then remove it, and re-position it. The same tape can be used many times before replacing with a new strip.
For quilting simple shapes, I have cut the shapes out of contact paper, quilt around, and again, re-use.
If you happen to sew into it, you can get it out, maybe using tweezers if you need to. Depending on how far you sewed into it, it may not be re-usable.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:00 AM
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The green painter's tape comes in 1/4" width and I have used it to make sure I am getting an exact quarter inch seam and it comes off the fabric very easily and then started using it for marking in several different ways (rulers, patterns, etc) and since it is only 1/4", it comes off very easily and I use mostly vintage machines and can put it on the bed out from where my quilting foot begins and it has been extremely helpful teaching my 9 year old granddaughter to make nicely done seam allowances. Then I can just take it off the bed with no damage at all to the surface of these older machines. My Featherweight was extremely please with it ;-).
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:33 AM
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I use it when I'm ripping out stitches and there's lots of little threads. It's a great way to quickly remove them.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:36 AM
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I love this site, I learn so much here, I will now be friends with painters tape. I read it every day and every day I learn something new and beneficial. Thanks everyone.
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