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Thread: fabric handquilting stencil

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    Senior Member Kim Bohannon's Avatar
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    fabric handquilting stencil

    this idea came to me in a dream last night. Not only the idea, but how to make it! I have been avoiding marking on my quilt tops by making a paper stencil and safety pinning it to my quilt then quilting inside the lines... well, that doesn't work very well... so here is my fabric stencil idea that came to me in a dream...
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    Cool idea-- hope it works well for you

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    Cool idea. hope it works out. Keep us informed please.

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    very clever!
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    That's a great idea! I do a similar idea with freezer paper & just pin it on & machine quilt around the openings.

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    how neat!!!~!
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    First I have to say I LOVE your realistic bear paw quilting motif to put on a bears paw block! Second, what a cleaver idea, you will have to let us know how it works for you.

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    Thats a great idea, can't wait to see pics of the finished quilting
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

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    Great idea!!!

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    What a great idea. Aren't dreams amazing?

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    Great Idea,
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    Tell me how it goes! After you can use the paw for appliqué?

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    It is working very well, and I do have some of the quilting already done... here is the link to that post...
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    I will post a pic of the quilting in process when I can get someone to help me take the picture! lol... It's kinda hard to handquilt and take a pic at the same time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenOSU View Post
    Tell me how it goes! After you can use the paw for appliqué?

    I'm not sure what you mean by applique... but I am quilting inside the design, then removing the stencil so I can use it in another part of the quilt... it's just my way of avoiding marking the quilt top
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    First I have to say I LOVE your realistic bear paw quilting motif to put on a bears paw block! Second, what a cleaver idea, you will have to let us know how it works for you.
    thanks! I thought it would be very appropriate! quilting bear paw prints into the bear paws! lol... glad you like it
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    Love it when the light bulb goes off and a great idea is born!
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    This is a good idea! I wonder if you could glue it on with school glue, then wet that one block to remove it.

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    That is super and looks like it will work perfectly. Your guardian angel gave you the idea in your dream, how super.

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    Thimblebug, If you are using Freezer paper, why not try ironing it on and avoid pinning the fp stencil? Just a thought...

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    Thank's for sharing you inspiration; very clever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvjess View Post
    Thimblebug, If you are using Freezer paper, why not try ironing it on and avoid pinning the fp stencil? Just a thought...
    I tried that one... the freezer paper does not stay put with handquilting
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    Very creative!

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