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Thread: Granny's Hankies Border - Update

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    Granny's Hankies Border - Update

    I have finally come up with a feather that is simple enough for me to handle and that I think looks okay on my quilt. Opinions, please. I already have the blue quilted but it didn't show up in the photo.
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    I think it will look great, go for it. Good luck.
    Stephanie.

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    i think it's the perfect solution
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    Do you draw on tracing paper and then quilt over it? It looks like a great idea that would be easier then marking the quilt.

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    Looks good go for it!!!

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    Looks good, go for it!

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    I think you have it right, please share the completed work...
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    Yes, it looks good. I would like to see it when finished.

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    i`m curious too!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter View Post
    Do you draw on tracing paper and then quilt over it? It looks like a great idea that would be easier then marking the quilt.

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    Well it isn't finished yet, but one border is done. I think I am going to like it.

    I drew the feathers on the tissue paper to get the design I wanted. After *several* attempts I decided on this arrangement, then I cut the feathers out of stencil plastic and then traced the feathers onto the quilting using water soluble pen, then stitched. There is probably a much more simple way to do this, but this is my first time to do anything like this.
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    Beautiful work, I think you are doing an awesome job!

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    Looks good.....

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    I think they will look wonderful
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaiQuilter View Post
    Do you draw on tracing paper and then quilt over it? It looks like a great idea that would be easier then marking the quilt.
    I just tried doing that on a lap quilt(sewing over tissue paper with design drawn on it). I was trying to practise some FMQ over it. I don't have a stitch regulator & many of my stitches were really small. Well, anyway I have a mess in some places where the paper is still stuck in the stitches. I tried to soak the paper out, but that didn't work. I tried brushing in off, I tryed picking it off & I still have a mess. Any more suggestions!!????

    BTW, the feather designs are going to look wonderful!!

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    Your feather designs are very pretty - precisely fit the space. That's wonderful work.

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    Thanks everyone. Back to work on it this morning. Hope to finish it up tomorrow.

    Sandee, sorry, I don't have any suggestions on getting the paper out of your stitches. I tried that on a practice piece but decided the fabric moved around too much under the paper so I didn't go any further with it. Hope you come up with a solution. That is what I don't like about paper piecing, however, since I have shortened the stitch length way down it is easier to get the paper out.

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